We all have the right to work in an environment where we do not have to fear for our safety. This is enforced by legislation which gives employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees. As a result of this duty of care employers are obliged to carry out risk assessments, have an accident book, provide appropriate training (such as manual handling training) and appropriate equipment (such as chairs with appropriate support and wrist rests) and so on. It therefore follows that any employee that suffers an injury in the work place is entitled to make a claim for compensation provided they are not to blame.
Office Injury Claims
You would have thought that of all work place environments an office would a safe place to work, especially in comparison to factories, construction sites, oil rigs, driving jobs and so on. As offices are perceived to be safe there is a greater chance of negligence resulting in injury. Common examples of office injuries include; slips, trips and falls due to lose wiring or slippery floors, repetitive strain injury (rsi) and manual handling injuries.
If you have suffered an injury following an accident in the office then you should speak to a personal injury lawyer. A specialist work place personal injury solicitor** in Manchester will be well placed to help you with your claim and will not only help you to obtain compensation for your injuries, but will also help you to recover any other losses such as medical expenses, travel and loss of income.
You should not fear a backlash from your employer after making a claim because if you are bullied you may have a further claim under employment law. In addition, the claim will be paid out by your employer’s insurance company rather than your employer and your claim could help improve the health and safety standards in your office.
You should obtain the advice of a work place personal injury solicitor** in Manchester within three years of the date of the accident otherwise you may become barred from bringing a claim without either special permission from the courts or your employer’s insurance company permitting the claim to be brought out of time.
Office Injury Lawyers Manchester
There are thousands of solicitors** in Manchester and you need to make sure that you choose personal injury solicitors** you can depend on.
If you have suffered an office injury and weren’t to blame, our Work Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service.
Call our Accident solicitors** on 01618 855 335 or contact us online.
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