Employees injured at work are entitled to make a claim if their employer was at fault and failed to keep them save from harm.
If you work in an office and have been hurt in accident, call us at Imperium Law on 0800 633 5730 for free injury claims advice.
All employers are required by law to keep their employees safe from harm.
When considering the kind of working environment where employees are most likely to be injured, we tend to think of places such as factories, construction sites, farms and foundries where there is a risk of being injured by machinery.
However every year a significant number of workers are injured in offices due to bad working practices and the failure to correctly follow health and safety guidelines.
While offices maybe considered reasonably safe working environments without the hazards associated with for example factory work, accidents do regularly happen.
Common office accidents:
- Trips over unsecured cables.
- Tips over obstacles left on the floor.
- Falls down poorly maintained stairs
- Slips on worn or broken steps.
- Strains after lifting heavy objects.
If you have been harmed at work and have suffered injury in an accident that was not your fault, seek legal advice as you could be entitled to make a claim and receive a payout.
Claiming against a current employer.
We are ‘No Win-No Fee’ injury lawyers with a proven track record of winning claims.
Before making a claim against a current employer many workers express concern over potential negative repercussions and fears of future discrimination at work.
If this is your situation and you are concerned that making a claim could negatively affect your employment, lead to discrimination in the workplace or even result in the loss of your job then be reassured.
Such actions are against the law and if you do suffer discrimination after making a claim, you are entitled to make a further claim against your employer.
Perhaps you are concerned that a claim could lead to a financial loss forcing your employer out of business which would mean the loss of your job.
You can breath easily on this point too, your employer is required by law to have insurance to cover work injury claim payouts. Compensation is paid out by the insurers and it against this that any claim is made. This means your employer will not pay the compensation directly and will not suffer a financial loss.
Find out if you are entitled to a payout after a work injury.
To find out if you can make a claim for compensation call one of our specialist work injury lawyers. We can review the circumstances of your case and advise for free if you are entitled to compensation.