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Office Accidents Legal Advice Glasgow, Scotland

While most of us think working in an office is inherently safe, in reality it can give rise to some of the more long-lasting work-related injuries. It is estimated that office workers are twice as likely to suffer a disabling injury from a fall than a non-office worker. If you are suffering from an injury or condition as a result of an accident in your office, then contact the expert solicitors at Jones Whyte Law today and we can help you bring a claim to obtain compensation.

Responsibilities in the Workplace

Your employer has a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that your office space is kept safe. In some cases, this might involve ensuring your work station is set up to avoid long-term conditions, such as back pain and repetitive strain injury. Among your employer’s responsibilities, they must:

  • carry out risk assessments, make arrangements to implement necessary measures and appoint competent people to arrange for appropriate information and sharing;
  • ensure adequate ventilation, heating, lighting, seating and welfare facilities;
  • ensure adequate first aid provisions;
  • display an official health and safety poster; and
  • notify certain occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events.

Your employer must also have Employer’s Liability Insurance, which pays compensation to employees who are injured at work. So, in most cases, it is not your employer but the employer’s insurance company that will pay out if you are injured. 

Office Accidents and Injuries

Some of the most common injuries sustained by office workers include:

  • slips, trips and falls, for example caused by boxes or spillages on the floor;
  • musculoskeletal disorders, for example from repetitive tasks or lifting heavy objects; and
  • electric shock injuries, for example from operating faulty office equipment.

Injuries sustained in an office environment can range from minor cuts and bruises to serious electric shocks and burns.

Compensation for Office Accidents 

If you have been injured at work and your employer is found to be responsible, you will be entitled to compensation. The award will take into account the seriousness of the injuries sustained and the effect the injury has had, and continues to have, on your everyday life. At Jones Whyte, our expert personal injury solicitors will ensure the full extent of your injury is taken into account. This will involve gathering evidence from you, witnesses and medical specialists, and building a strong case on your behalf.

Contact our Office Injury Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland

If you injure yourself in the office and you think it was caused by a failure on the part of your employer, the solicitors at Jones Whyte can help. Our team has specialist knowledge of bringing claims against employers where injuries were sustained in an office environment. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, and settling these cases in the quickest time possible – allowing you to move on from the incident without delay.

Contact us today and we will assist you in determining whether you have a valid claim for compensation. Our firm operates from Glasgow and serves clients throughout Scotland. Call us today on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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