Even the seemingly unthreatening office environment poses very real risks to employees. Thousands of people every year are injured and seek compensation for their injuries. We deal with all sorts of injuries and illnesses sustained in the office, and do everything in our power to reclaim the maximum amount of compensation as possible. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with compensation claims for office-related accidents.
You could be eligible to make a compensation claim, if you’ve suffered from any of the following:
- Back and neck issues resultant of poor posture
Adopting the correct posture when sitting for long periods of time is absolutely essential to avoid unnecessary back and neck issues. Unsuitable chairs can cause serious injury, and your employer could be held accountable if you experience back problems due to long periods of bad posture in the office.
- Repetitive Strain Injury / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Bad ergonomics in the office can lead to a number of health problems, including Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions can be extremely painful and debilitating. If your employer fails to provide an ergonomically sound workstation, you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
- Injury from faulty equipment
Offices generally have a lot of electrical equipment, which should undergo regular safety inspections. If your employer fails to adhere to health and safety regulations, by failing to organise the required checks, you could be in danger of sustaining injury. In that case, your employer could be held accountable, meaning you could be eligible to make a claim.
- Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are extremely common in the office environment. With an abundance of electrical equipment, filing cabinets and other fixtures and furnishings in most offices, trips and slips can easily happen. However, it is the employer’s duty to ensure that the appropriate measures are in place to minimise risk of injury. If you’ve been injured and your accident was avoidable, your employer could be liable.
- Back injuries from heavy lifting
Offices rely on office supplies and busy offices will often receive regular deliveries of paper, toner, stationary and other essential office supplies. If it’s your job to put these goods away, you could be subject to heavy lifting, and failure to adopt a safe lifting position could result in spinal injury. Appropriate training measures must be in place before employees carry out lifting tasks, and failure to this could leave the employer to blame in the event of an injury.
Claim Your Office Injury Compensation Today
These are just a few examples of the type of injuries that we help claim compensation for every day. If you’ve been injured in the office environment through no fault of your own, get in touch with Workplace Claim today.
All of our staff are highly experienced in dealing with office-related injury claims, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. We’ll make the whole claims process as hassle-free as possible and we’ll reclaim nothing but the maximum amount available for your individual claim.
To find out more, contact Workplace Claim today.