Office accidents are relatively common in the UK, particularly in workplaces which do not observe the required health and safety regulations. If you have suffered a debilitating personal injury due to another individual’s negligence, whether this is a result of inadequate training or excessive stress, you may be eligible to claim financial compensation for loss of earnings, pain and suffering and rehabilitation costs.
For more information, contact the work accident claims department at Express Solicitors on 0161 904 4660 or e-mail us and we will get in touch. Remember, many office accidents can be prevented and if you report your accident, you could make your office a safer place to work.
Common Office Accidents
Office accidents tend to occur due to inadequate training in health and safety procedures, a lack of supervision or the lack of a comprehensive risk assessment. Common accidents include:
- lifting and carrying injuries;
- trips due to loose cables and misplaced boxes;
- slips on improperly signed wet floors;
- repetitive strain injury;
- carbon monoxide poisoning due to broken appliances;
- electric shocks caused by faulty wiring;
If you have suffered one of the above personal injuries, and suspect that your employer or another responsible person is to blame, it is important that your contact an experienced office accidents solicitor as soon as possible to discuss your options.
Your Employer’s Responsibilities
UK employers have responsibilities to their staff, and are obliged to create a safe working environment for their employees. As part of UK health and safety law your employer is required to take all necessary precautions to ensure you are protected from unnecessary risks such as loose cables trailing across walkways. Your employer is also required to provide training on safety procedures, such as the proper method for lifting and carrying, and appropriate safety equipment.
If you feel that your employer has failed in any of their duties, and this has resulted in an office accident, a period spent out of work and loss of earnings on your part, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Contact Express Solicitors
Our solicitors have a proven track record of success in office and workplace accident claims; in fact, they account for almost half the compensation claims we deal with. This means that our accident and personal injury claims solicitors have a thorough understanding of the issues concerned. They will use their experience of accidents in the workplace to obtain maximum compensation for you, allowing you to get your life back on track.
You do not have to worry about losing your job if you make a claim of this nature. The law protects employees in this situation and we have an employment law team who can make sure your rights are protected.