How to Make an Office Accident Claim, with Winns
We may spend a lot of time in offices but that doesn't mean that they are always safe environments, and if you are injured then you have the right to make an office accident claim.
Making a claim for personal injury after an office accident can alleviate the stress of being left unable to work or having to make adjustments to your lifestyle and home. It can be a difficult time, but Winns is here to make sure you get the help, advice, care, and compensation that you deserve.
How do I make an office accident claim?
If you have been injured at work and want to make an office accident claim, then there are a few steps that you should take to increase your chance of success.
Firstly, report the incident to your superiors immediately. They should make a note in an incident log, but if they do not then you can make your own record of events.
Secondly, document the scene if possible. If you can provide photos of the scene, including what caused your accident and the aftermath, as well as witness statements, then you will amass a vital source of evidence to back up your claim.
Claims are made against your employer's liability insurance, which offers them protection in the event that they fail in their duty of care to you as an employee. You are not taking money away from your employer, and they cannot legally discriminate against you or dismiss you for taking action, so you can rest assured that you are doing the right thing in making a claim.
Get in touch with Winns to start your claim today.
What are the most common office accidents and injuries?
As with any workplace, accidents can happen in offices despite the most stringent safety regulations. Here are some of the most common office accidents that we help claimants pursue a settlement for:
- Machinery accidents
- Manual lifting strains and injuries
- Electric shocks
- Slips, trips and falls
- Loss of vision or other senses/feeling
What our clients say about us
Winns helps thousands of people to make personal injury claims each year. Thanks to the dedication, knowledge, and caring nature of our claims handlers, we've earned an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot, the independent consumer review website.
Below are just a few of the most recent reviews left by our clients.
Received amazing quick service all the way through from start to finish, every time I called I was through to an agent within seconds. Every agent I got through to was friendly professional and willing to help me with my request.
It was my first time making a claim and the gentleman on the phone was really friendly and helpful answered all my questions I had. If you have a claim to make its nothing to worry they will help you out.
Highly recommend Winns, I spoke with Lisa over the phone and she was very professional and polite. She explained in great detail what would be the next stages with my personal injury and making this stressful time much easier.
Why make an office accident claim with Winns?
When you make an office accident claim with Winns, we guide you through every step of what can be a stressful legal process. Once you've had your first call with our claim handling team, they will be able to provide you with all of the necessary information and advice that you need, whenever you need it. Once a settlement has been put forward, your claim handler will seek your permission to accept. It's as simple and stress-free as that.
We also provide any medical care that you may need, such as physiotherapy, in order for you to overcome any injuries.
Very professional service, they completely took all the worry away and provided a very professional service.
Overall a good experience, all stages explained clearly and without complications.
Making an office accident claim – FAQs
What do I do if I have an accident in the workplace?
Firstly, inform your supervisor or line manager. They should make an entry in an incident log (or you can make one yourself) outlining the cause and effects of the accident. Your next step should be to call Winns, so that we can get you the help, advice and compensation that you deserve.
To find out more about making an accident at work claim with Winns, read our dedicated page, here.
How much compensation will I receive for an office injury claim?
The amount of compensation rewarded for an office accident claim varies depending on a number of factors, such as severity of injuries, long-term implications and lifestyle adjustments, time off work, and expenses incurred due to injury (such as public transport costs) among others.
Your Winns claim handler will be able to give you a better idea of the scope of your settlement once they have all the details.
Do I get paid if I’m injured at work?
If your company offers an occupational sickness scheme, then you will receive your normal pay during a period of illness, as outlined in your contract. If you are not signed up to an occupational sickness programme, however, then you are still entitled to what is known as Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). With SSP, you will be paid £94.25 per week (before tax) for up to 28 weeks in the event that you are left unable to work for at least four consecutive days.
Is there a time limit to making a claim?
Yes, claims must be made within three years of the accident occurring. If you try to launch proceedings outside of this period, then your claim will be considered time-barred by the courts and will not proceed.
If, however you sustain an injury that manifests at a later date then you can claim within three years of the symptoms presenting.
All throughout my claim, Winns were extremely helpful and kept me updated at every stage. They made every effort to keep the process as stress free as possible, and [I] couldn’t thank them enough for all their help.
Fantastic service and amazing customer service from the gentleman I spoke to Stephen, very helpful and explained everything thoroughly, made my experience a lot easier and put my mind at rest.
Start your compensation claim with Winns today by calling or using our Live Chat tool.
Alex claimed £43,000 after an accident at work
"Winns did a great job and I am very pleased with the outcome of my claim."