Many people may be surprised to know that office accidents have been the cause of many a personal injury compensation claim in the UK; offices are considered a low risk working environment compared to others such factories or construction sites however Michael Lewin have received a variety of different claims from victims who have been injured in an accident in an office.
Many office hazards go unnoticed therefore it is even more crucial that health and safety risk assessments are completed regularly to ensure nothing gets overlooked. Offices have been responsible for trips and falls caused by wires and cables or damaged carpets. Offices contain a lot of equipment which should be regularly maintained and checked for faults as these can also cause injuries. In one case handled by Michael Lewin Mrs P was injured by a falling desk fan another example of how accidents can occur in an office.
Many of these types of accidents can happen anywhere particularly slips trips and falls which are one of the main causes of accidents and personal injury claims along with road traffic accidents.
Mr H from Shipley was awarded ?750.00 after he was injured by heavy chunks of plaster which fell from the ceiling. This is another example of an accident that can occur anywhere even in an office.
The good news for anyone who has been injured in an accident which wasn?t their fault is that Michael Lewin’s personal injury specialists can offer expert legal advice and support for injuries relating to office accidents or an accident that has occurred anywhere and if the victim is not to blame Michael Lewin will accept a compensation claim in the UK on a no win no fee basis.
Employers and anyone responsible for premises which are visited by the general public have a duty of care to their staff and visitors.
A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical or mental injury or it could be the financial consequences of an accident that is harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.
If you need further information regarding office accidents or would like to talk to a legal professional regarding any accidents or if you are considering making a compensation claim in the UK you can call the personal injury team at Michael Lewin Solicitors today: 0844 499 9302.