Although offices are amongst the safest of workplaces, a large number of people are still injured as a result of accidents that occur in offices each year.
There are a number of different ways that people can be injured in accidents in an office, including:
- slips, trips and falls
- objects falling from shelves and hitting people
- burns and other skin problems caused by hazardous cleaning products
- back injuries and other problems caused by lifting heavy objects
- electric shocks from faulty office equipment
How do I make a claim for office accident compensation?
If you have been injured in an accident in an office and it was somebody else’s fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. It makes no difference whether the office in which you were injured was your own place of work, or if you were just there as a visitor.
You must make your claim within three years of the date of your accident or it will be time barred.
Your office accident compensation claim will include an amount of compensation for your pain and suffering, but it may also include an element for lost wages and any other out-of-pocket expenses that you may have incurred. It is important to keep documentation such as pay slips or receipts to support any claim for lost wages or out-of-pocket expenses. If your injury results in permanent damage, your compensation claim may also include an amount for anticipated future losses.
You can find out whether you have a valid office accident compensation claim by taking the unique 30-second online test, here on the Accident Advice Helpline website.
It is possible to make a compensation claim on your own, but you stand a much better chance of securing the full amount of compensation that you deserve by using a professional claims company such as Accident Advice Helpline to help you make your claim. You can reach uson their helpline 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help you with your office accident compensation claim?
For many years now, Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people that have been injured in accidents that were somebody else’s fault to claim compensation. Our patron is consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Our in-house lawyers specialise in personal injury compensation claims. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that you do not need to worry about unexpected legal bills whether or not you win your claim.
Most office accident compensation claims can be dealt with on the telephone, and you do not usually need to attend court. However, depending on the severity of your injury you may need to attend one medical assessment.
Date Published: 8th April 2013