Birmingham Office Injury Compensation 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 accidents in the office which would result in injury by making sure that employees are provided with the appropriate safety equipment, such as chairs with appropriate support. As well as ensuring that hazards, such as spillages or loose 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 Accident Compensation
If an employer fails to take appropriate action and this results in a personal 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 from Birmingham, 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. These are losses 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 your Birmingham office, then you should consider making a personal injury claim. You should use our Personal Injury solicitors** – who cover Birmingham – to help you 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 this time period with special permission from the court, which will only be granted in limited circumstances.
Contact our Office Injury Solicitors** for Birmingham
Call us on 08000838358^. If you prefer, you can also contact us online for more information.