If your employer has failed to deliver a duty of care when it comes to providing a safe work environment then you will be entitled to claim workplace compensation in Darley Abbey for the injury that you have sustained. Offices are normally considered to be a safe working environment without any of the hazards that are associated with construction sites, factories and other such workplaces.
Every year there are a number of work accidents that happen within offices and these can result in injuries. These office based work accidents are just as entitled to compensation as any other type of work accident. Most of the accidents that happen within office environments are due to bad working practices.
Office injuries tend to arise as a result of workstations and seating which is not appropriate for the work that is being undertaken. Another type of work accident that is very common is tripping, which involves tripping over cables that are trailing and obstacles that are left unattended on the floor.
When it comes to getting the workplace compensation in Darley Abbey that you are entitled to for your work based accident, just call Accident Advice Helpline to get the best legal advice.
As with all personal injury claims if the employer has failed to provide a duty of care then the employee will be within their rights to claim compensation for an accident that results in an injury.
Preventing workplace compensation in Darley Abbey
All work environments including offices are subject to strict health and safety regulations. These regulations put duties and responsibilities onto employers in order to make sure that offices are safe environments to work in and that the employees are able to do their work without worrying about injuries.
Employers have a responsibility to take precautions to reduce the risk of accidents happening. These precautions could involve making sure that wires and leads are not straying and are all neatly collected in a way that does not cause a hazard. Health and safety also includes educating employees about the possible risks and how to avoid any accidents happening.
Causes of office injuries
Compensation claims for office injuries tend to arise as a result of inadequate workstations and unsuitable seating or faulty appliances and equipment. If you have suffered from an office injury then you will be entitled to claim compensation for the injury that you have had. The compensation that you will be entitled to will include money to cover the losses that you have had due to being off work whilst recovering from the injury. The types of office injuries that could arise include:
Repetitive strain – This is due to workstations not being correctly laid out and the injury resulting from repetitive work over a long period of time such as typing.
Tripping over – falling over trailing wires that are not tidied away correctly or other obstacles that are left on the floor.
Slipping – slipping on wet floors or courtyards that are covered with ice due to not being gritted. These slipping accidents can cause some serious injuries.
These are only some of the office based accidents that you could get compensation for.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have the experience to make sure you get the bet compensation possible, so give us a call today. It’s free from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or call us on your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 8th November 2013
Author: David Brown