At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Accidents Involving Office Workers

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Office desk with monitorsOffice-based workers are much less likely to suffer a major injury at work than someone employed in an industry such as construction, agriculture, manufacturing or fishing. However, offices are still subject to health and safety regulations regarding potential hazards at work.

The latest figures from the Health & Safety Executive show that office workers, such as professionals, managers, IT workers, administrators and secretaries are statistically much more likely to suffer from ill health than be injured at work.

The most likely cause of this ill health is work-related stress.

Common office accidents

But accidents in the office do occur. The most common risks are:

Claim compensation for an accident in the office

Employers are under a duty to provide a safe working environment for their employees. If you have been injured or suffered ill health because your workplace was not safe, then you may have a claim for compensation against your employer. 

Common causes of office accidents include the following:

  • No or inadequate risk assessment
  • No or inadequate health and safety training
  • Inadequate equipment

To discuss matters confidentially with our specialist accident and injury lawyers, give us a call on 0800 0891331. You are under no obligation to make a claim for compensation and if you decide to take matters further we will proceed on a no win no fee basis, meaning you pay nothing at all to fund the cost of your claim unless you win your case.   

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