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Accident in an Office Compensation Claims

Our specialist personal injury team handle a high volume of claims arising from accidents that occur in offices.

The workplace is heavily regulated and employers are obliged to take great care to ensure that their employees are safe from injury whilst at work.

However, accidents do happen even, in the best regulated workplace environments and when they do our specialist team of lawyers are on hand to assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

SPECIALISTS IN ACCIDENTS AT WORK

We have experience of dealing with a range of different type of accident that can occur in the office.

We are familiar with health and safety regulations and experienced in assessing the merits of claims, including injuries arising from heavy lifting or defective machinery and repetitive strain injuries.

So, if you have been the victim of an accident in the office at work which was not your fault then you may have a valid claim against your employer for compensation for your injuries. If you would like a free assessment of your claim then call us now or make your claim on line.

Repetitive Strain Injury in office workplace

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be caused by frequently repeated movements such as typing on a computer keyboard. These continuous, repetitive movements puts excessive strain on the muscles and joints, causing inflammation and pain. Repetitive Strain Injury usually affects the muscles and joints in the upper body. These injuries are therefore often referred to as Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders.

Repetitive Strain Injury or Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders give rise to a variety of symptoms including pain, tightness, soreness, pins and needles and loss of strength. The effects can be so severe as to leave the individual unable to work and may impact on various other aspects of daily life, sometimes leading to more serious medical conditions.

The following conditions are frequently encountered with this type of injury: -

If you suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury or Work Related Upper Limb Disorder then you may be able to make a claim against your employer for compensation for your injuries. For your claim to succeed you will need to be able to show that the injuries sustained are directly attributable to the nature of your office work. It is usual for the lawyers to obtain your medical records to prove this.

Examples of Claim Worth

Compensation levels will depend upon the severity of the condition and level of symptoms. If complete recovery is made within a short period then the compensation is likely to be around £1,300 to £2,000. However if the condition is severe and involves surgery and loss of employment then compensation rises to around £14,000.

It should be remembered that these figures represent compensation awarded for the injury itself or what solicitors call 'pain, suffering and loss of amenity'. In addition to this compensation can be claimed for financial losses arising from the accident such as loss of earnings, care, medical costs and travelling expenses. In fact any expense that is incurred as a result of the accident that wouldn’t otherwise have arisen.

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