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Office Staff Injured At Work

Office staff injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Office Staff injured at Work


No Win No Fee Claims for Office Staff injured at Work


Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim if you work as office staff and have been injured in a work accident which was the fault of an employer or other party.


Accidents and injuries office staff can claim for


Working in an office can expose workers to all sorts of hazards, including untidy wiring lying across floors, desk corners jutting out into walkways, repetitive strain injury from using a PC or back and spinal injuries from carrying heavy loads like files and folders, or refill bottles for the office water cooler.


Employers must be aware of health and safety regulations to keep office staff safe and the office hazard free. Staff must be trained in their jobs, including how to life heavy loads safely.


Office staff are also entitled to regular eye check-ups if they use a computer, as well as regular screen breaks at work.


Switchboard staff must be protected as much as possible from the dangers of electromagnetic radiation from switchboard equipment, which has been linked to an increased risk of acoustic neuroma.


Chairs and desks must also be positioned at the correct height – and wrist rests and other safety equipment must be supplied. Phones and keyboards should also be cleaned regularly to prevent colds and infections like warts.


Office staff injured at work as a result of their employer not properly assessing tasks or because of faulty equipment can claim for injuries such as:


  • Acoustic neuroma and tinnitus.
  • Burns
  • Contact injuries (exposure to irritants like cleaning agents)
  • Electric shocks
  • Head injuries
  • Knee and joint injuries
  • Muscle damage
  • Neck and shoulder injury
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Spinal and back injuries


Accidents office staff may face in their work include:


  • Falls from height (stockrooms and ladders, worn stair carpets)
  • Faulty goods accidents (failures in equipment, electric shocks)
  • Lifting heavy loads
  • Rashes, skin conditions (contact with chemicals and latex gloves)
  • Slips and trips (slippery floors and steps, untidy cabling on floors)


How long do office staff injured at work have to make a claim?


Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.


Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.


Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.


Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you work in an office and have been injured in a work accident.


How much compensation can office staff claim for work Injuries?


Compensation for Office Staff injured at Work includes:


  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.


Who pays compensation to office staff injured at work?


Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.


Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.


However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident or injury at work in an office – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury.


Many work injury claims for office staff are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim will cause problems for you when you return to your office job.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


Most claims for office injury compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in work accident and injury claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Office Staff injured at Work


  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting accidents and injury at work can be – we believe in putting you first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for accident or injury in an office job is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts accident and injury at work claims from office staff on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from serious injuries sustained in an office work accident – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your office injury claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims involving office staff.


Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for office work injuries by calling 020 7923 4020.

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