Workplace Injuries – Office
Office Injury Claims
You are entitled to work in an environment where you feel safe. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees. This means that employers are responsible for ensuring that their employees are working in a safe environment. Employers can help to prevent office injuries by making sure that employees are provided with the appropriate safety equipment (such as chairs with appropriate support) and ensuring that hazards (such as spillages or lose wiring) are either removed or dealt with.
The most common office injuries are the following:
• manual handling injuries
• repetitive strain injury (rsi)
• slips, trips and falls (due to slippery floors or lose cabling / wiring)
Office Injury Compensation
If an employer fails to take appropriate action and this results in an injury to an employee then the employer could be deemed as negligent and may have to pay the employee compensation. If an employer has taken all the reasonable steps but an employee still sustains an injury then an employee could still make a claim provided the employee was not at fault for his or her injuries.
Employers should also be aware that anyone that comes into the office and suffers an injury, such as cleaners or delivery people, could also make an office injury claim. In addition to compensation for the injuries suffered at work, anyone who is injured can claim any other consequential loss, which is loss that can be attributed to the injury in the office, for example, medical bills and loss of income.
If you have suffered an injury in the office then you should consider making a personal injury claim, which you could do with the assistance of our Personal Injury solicitors** in Birmingham who will help you to bring a claim on a no win no fee* basis.
If you would like to make a claim against your employer for an injury that you have suffered in the workplace then you should make a claim within three years of the date of the accident. You can only make a claim outside of this time period with special permission from the court which will only be granted in limited circumstances.
Office Injury Lawyers Birmingham
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