Your employers are legally obliged to provide you with a safe working environment and this applies to the office as much as any other workplace. If you have suffered an accident in the office that has caused you personal injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Whilst you would not expect the office to be a particularly dangerous environment, our solicitors have represented clients who have been involved in a wide range of office accidents. Often, injuries occur when the employer has failed to correctly follow health and safety law and regulations. If your employer has not provided you with a safe office, or given adequate training and supervision, and properly assessed the risks to which you may be exposed within the office, you may be entitled to claim compensation for any resulting injuries.
Injuries can result from tripping on obstacles left on the floor, slipping on spillages, lifting heavy boxes, defective office equipment and even due to the set up of your desk. If your employer is at fault, then you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Your employer is also responsible for the actions of your colleagues whilst in the office. Should you have suffered an injury which is the fault of a colleague, your employer is also likely to be responsible. As all employers must have suitable insurance to cover accidents arising in the office, it is their insurers who will ultimately settle your claim.
If you wish to make an office accident claim, you should seek our specialist advice by contacting 0800 731 2586