Office accident in Torridge
Did you know that if you have been injured as a result of an office accident in Torridge, which occurred within the workplace and that wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to make a claim for financial compensation.
To find out more information about the claims process please contact Accident Advice Helpline today and speak to a member of our team.
When many people think of making a claim for compensation against an employer as a result of an accident they often immediately think of dangerous work environments such as factories, warehouses and construction sites. Although these environments do of course present obvious hazards and dangers to workers, such as falls from height, injuries caused by machinery or tools, and even accidents involving vehicles; they are not the only work environments in which people can be injured.
You may not be aware that each year a large number of employees are injured whilst they work in office environments.
One of the main reasons for people having an office accident in Torridge when they work in an office is the poor design and layout of workstations and seating arrangements. If desks are placed too closely together it can mean that employees bang into them as they are walking past. This can be exceptionally painful, and if the desk edges are sharp and have not been covered in any way to minimise injury, the results can be significantly debilitating.
Poor layout can also mean that cables are run from one desk to another. In some situations this is not necessarily a problem; however, an accident in Torridge can occur if the cables in question have not been taped down or covered in an appropriate manner. This may lead to employees tripping over the exposed cables, causing them to fall and incur any number of different types of injuries.
As with any work environment all employers have a duty of care to their staff to make sure that the work environment is safe and hazard free for them. If an accident in Torridge does occur, and an injury is caused, then employees have a right to make a claim for compensation against their employer for failing in their duty of care.
Employers are also legally required to take out employer’s liability insurance to protect themselves financially against anyone making a claim for compensation against them. This is often a relief to many people who are considering making a claim against their employer as it reassures them that the business they work for is not going to be penalised because they have decided to take action.
How much could you receive?
When it comes to the amount of compensation you can expect to receive, it all depends on a number of factors. To find out more you can take our 30 second test today.
Alternatively if you’d rather discuss your claim with an expert adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown