Office Accident Compensation

Offices do not tend to be the most dangerous of locations to work in but that does not mean that accidents do not happen. Unlike with fishing work or agricultural work, working in an office can mean a lot of different machinery like computers and printers. There can be loose wires and wet floors that can lead to slips and trips. Below we detail the dangers of working in an office and what will happen if you have an accident.

What are the dangers working in an office?

There are many potential dangers which could lead to an accident at work including:

  • Tripping over lose wires
  • Falling on slippery or wet floors
  • Back injuries due to lifting heavy boxes
  • Neck injuries due to looking at a computer screen all day.

 

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What types of injuries might I suffer?

Injuries you might suffer could include sprains, fractures or broken bones, repetitive strain injuries or electric shock from inadequate or damaged equipment.

What can I do to try and avoid becoming injured?

Your employers have a duty to make sure that health and safety procedures are complied with and that you are safe while at your work. You should not use any machinery without being properly trained on how to use the equipment. You should also speak to your manager if there are any loose or damaged wires to stop you from getting an electrical shock. You should also make sure you comply with wet floor signs and do not walk on the wet floor.

 

What should I do after an accident?

After an accident no matter how small you think it is always seek medical attention immediately and always inform your manager of the accident as they will need to fill out an accident at work form.

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Can I claim for an accident?

You may be entitled to claim for compensation. Our expert lawyers can advise you on the individual circumstances of your claim.

Who would I claim against?

If your injury was due to another person’s negligence then you may be able to claim against them. If your injury was due to lack of training or not being provided with the correct safety equipment then you may be able to claim against your employer. Our lawyers will advise you once they know the details of your injury claim.

 

How much compensation will I be able to claim?

The amount of compensation you will be able to claim is dependent on the individual circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you further as your claim progresses and further information has been obtained.

 

How long do I have to make a claim?

In Scotland you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, the best time to make a claim is as soon as you are able to do so.

 

How long does a claim take?

There is no set time on how long it will take for you to settle your claim. This would all depend on the seriousness of your accident and your individual claim.

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