Office Accidents

Office Injury Claims Service

Why Not Collect Compensation For Your Office Injury?

Suffered an office-related injury due to the negligence of someone else?

Not only should you be able to claim compensation for your injury, but with a No Win No Fee agreement you will not have to pay anything for the completion of your claim.

You also get to receive 100 per cent of your office injury compensation.

Sounds good?

Speak to Aim Accident Management today:

Call 0333 577 9000.

We have a successful track record of helping office staff achieve accident compensation for their work related injuries.

Types Of Office Accidents

Despite the comparatively safe working environment an office provides, compared to other workplaces such as building sites and factories, the office can and does see many work injuries in the UK each year.

Here are some of the more common situations which can lead to injuries for office workers.

In all cases these examples of office injury will entitle you to make an office compensation claim – if the injuries result from your employer’s actions, or even inactions as in the case of a lack of health and safety advice.

Office Manual Handing Injuries

Sprains whiplash and even fractures can occur due to the wrong manual handling procedures or a lack of training. Anywhere equipment, such as computers, paper and stationary, desks, photo copiers, kitchen equipment has to be moved – there is a potential for an accident. If you are handling office equipment as part of your job you require proper training to prevent musculoskeletal disorders such as strains to backs, necks, hands, arms, legs and feet.

Neck and Back Strain Office Injuries

Sedentary occupations such as typists, computer operatives, data management staff, graphic designers, telephonists, clerks, accounts and the like – any type of mainly office based profession or jobs which involve a lot of paper work or computer work can lead to muscular discomfort. There are a number of back and neck muscle injuries which can be severely debilitating causing a lot of pain and impacting on the worker’s ability to perform their duties for weeks if not longer.

As well as handling equipment often these types of injury are down to poor sitting positions and badly designed workstations. Regular office screen breaks are important as well as exercise designed to maintain fluid movement and correct body posture. Employers have a duty of care to officer workers to ensure adequate training and support is provided to prevent injuries like these. If not they could be liable for an office compensation claim.

Office Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

One in fifty workers are said to suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Occupations that require regular use of arm and hands for much of the day are especially prone. Office workers are at a heightened risk of RSI. Computer VDU work, typing and general admin duties can all lead to RSI injuries resulting in office compensation claims. RSI can be extremely serious if left unchecked and in worst case scenarios can no longer be treated, ruining peoples lives and their ability to work.

Office Stress

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where people suffer from emotional or stressful events. PTSD can affect any type of worker including office workers if there has been a disturbing incident or situation connected to your work which you have found difficult to deal with. Common symptoms include nightmares, stomach problems, anxiety – all of which can lead to injury compensation claims. Stress and anxiety can also be related to office bullying and excessive or unmanageable amounts work.

Office Slips and Trips

Slips and trips are the most common workplace injuries accounting for more than 10,000 serious injuries each year and make up over a third of all major injuries at work including office work. Slips, trips and falls are common office accidents leading to injury claims. Obstacles left cluttering floors, wet, broken, worn or badly maintained surfaces can all lead to serious injuries, including head and brain injuries, breaks, fractures and in some case fatal injuries. Again, employers have a duty of care to provide risk assessment and put procedures in place to try and prevent accidents like these as well as preventing office injury claims.

Office Work Duty of Care

Accidents in an office can occur anytime but like in any working environment it is the duty of your employer to minimise injury risks to you and your colleagues.

A large number of office accidents result from the employer’s negligence in its duty of care to office staff.

If your employer fails in its responsibilities and you suffer injury or illness then you can make an office accident claim and you could receive personal injury compensation for your injury.

The following is just an example of the sorts of ways an employer’s duty of care manifests itself towards office staff:

  • Ensuring office flooring is suitable and worn flooring is replaced
  • Ensuring trailing cables do not cause obstruction
  • Offering health and safety advice about working postures
  • Cleaning floors on a regular basis
  • Making sure doors and thoroughfares are maintained
  • Correct Visual Display Unit advice (VDU) – including screen breaks and posture
  • Maintaining sufficient lighting
  • Marking areas that are temporarily wet or slippy
  • Encouraging staff to have sufficient rest breaks
  • Making sure electrical equipment is maintained
  • Keeping workspaces clean and free from over-crowding

Some office work sectors commonly experiencing work injuries leading to office compensation claims include:

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Hotels
  • Local Government
  • Defence
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Retail
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Media

Aim Accident Management

How To Make A Claim For An Office Work Injury

To get the compensation you deserve for your office work injury you need impartial legal advice. Speak to a solicitor today. We take the hassle out of making a claim and provide a professional, supportive service. Remember:

  • 100 Per Cent Compensation
  • No Deductions
  • Successful Track Record
  • Experienced Work Injury Solicitor Team

Call us today.

Speak to Aim – Call 0333 577 9000 – The Office Work Accident Compensation Team.