Office Work Injury Claims
When you think of people injuring themselves at work, you may picture a manufacturing or building environment. In short, Office Work Injury Claims require a specialist. Accordingly, The Compensation Experts regularly assist people who suffer an injury in office environments, too.
It doesn’t matter where you work, in reality. Because your employer has a legal and moral duty to ensure you are safe while you are there. Furthermore, the equipment you use can’t pose a threat to your health or wellbeing. Finally, you have the training you need to do your job without causing harm to yourself or others.
What is an Office Work Injury Claim?
We work with personal injury solicitors who have helped clients suffering from a broad range of work injuries. Examples of office work injuries include:
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Cuts, sprains, and fractures from falling on wet floors
- Tripping over loose carpet or flooring
- Back or neck strain from lifting a heavy object incorrectly, or without the correct equipment
- Eye strain from staring at a VDU or laptop screen
- Being struck by falling objects
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Electric shocks for faulty equipment
While office workers should take reasonable care and exercise rational thinking when at work, employers also need to take any necessary measure to protect employees and make their office a safe place to be.
An example of a successful office work injury claim involved a worker with an existing back condition, which was made known to their employer at the time of hiring. Despite several requests from the employee, the employer failed to undertake a risk assessment of the worker’s station which was poorly set up for their needs. As a result, the employee’s conditioned worsened to the point where they were unable to sit without pain. After initially refusing liability, the employer later accepted responsibility, and the claim settled out of court.
Compensation Claims for Office Injuries
There are two main stages to all potential compensation claims for personal injury whether your injury occurred in an office or any other work environment. The first is to prove the nature and extent of your injury. This may be a simple case of obtaining your medical records and the information from your employer’s accident log, or it may require an assessment by an independent medical expert to demonstrate the impact it has on your life now and in the future.
The second stage of a compensation claim is to prove that another party was responsible for your injury and that it was not an unavoidable or unforeseeable occurrence or a matter of chance. Once you have spoken with an advisor at The Compensation Experts, and they have determined whether you have grounds to make a claim, they will match you to one of the select group of personal injury solicitors with whom we work.
We offer a No Win No Fee* (conditions may apply) agreement so you don’t have to pay a penny in legal fees if your claim is not successful. Not only does this eliminate the need for paying anything upfront, but it also takes away the risk that you’ll be out of pocket at the end. *conditions apply
We are happy to call you back at a time convenient for you so contact The Compensation Experts today.
*Please know that for such claims, certain conditions may apply. Refer to details regarding this at the bottom of the page.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury law firms are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert office work injury claims advisors working for you
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may be also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.