According to the Labour Force Survey 2017/18, 555,000 people were injured at work.*
Our leading office accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve had an office accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee office accident claims solicitors
Most of our office accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Office accidents explained
Accidents at work don’t always happen in factories, warehouses and on construction sites. They can equally happen in an office building. Whether you slipped, tripped or fell, endured an electric shock or injured your back due to heavy lifting, if someone else's negligence resulted in your injury, you should talk to a personal injury claims solicitor.
Most common causes and types of office accidents
Office accidents are quite common and usually, they don’t lead to a serious injury. However, we have dealt with all kinds of accidents in the past:
- Heavy lifting: where you have been asked to move something too heavy for you, or haven’t had sufficient manual handling training
- Slips and trips: caused by hidden obstacles or slippery surfaces
- Electric shocks: caused by poorly maintained office equipment
- High falls: caused by standing on unsafe items like swivel chairs or unsafe steps to reach objects on high shelves
These accidents can lead different injuries, from minor injuries like bruises, cuts or broken bones to major injuries leading to limb amputation, paralysis or death. Click here for our workplace injury FAQ.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced an office accident which was due to someone else’s negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my accident?
Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury from a work accident, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
How much can I claim for an office accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.