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Compensation for Falling in an Office

How much compensation for falling in an office am I likely to receive for breaking my wrist after tripping over a worn carpet?

Assuming that the question of your employer´s negligence is not in doubt, how much compensation for falling in an office you are likely to receive will depend on the nature and severity of your injury and the impact your injury has on your quality of life.

The term “a broken wrist” can relate to a break in either the wrist end of your Radius or Ulna forearm bones or any of the small carpal bones in your wrist. Compensation amounts for each of these injuries can be found in the” Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages”.

However, each type of “broken wrist compensation” can be influenced by the personal circumstances of the claimant, and a solicitor compiling a compensation claim for falling in an office would also consider your age, general state of health prior to your accident and your sex (women generally tend to have weaker bones). You would be entitled to receive a higher level of compensation for falling in an office if your injury was considered likely to result in health issues later in life.

Thereafter, your “loss of amenity” is taken into account – that is compensation for the everyday tasks you are temporarily unable to do or leisure pursuits you cannot participate in because of being injured in a fall in an office. Should you be an active amateur sportsperson for example, your “loss of amenity” while temporarily incapacitated is likely to be more than if you sat in front of the television each evening when you left the office.

Any expenses or loss of income you have incurred due to your employer´s negligence can also be recovered in a claim for falling in an office. This “special damages” element of compensation for falling in an office is there to ensure that your financial position is returned to that which it would have been if your accident and injury had never occurred. Therefore, a company director on a substantial salary is likely to receive more for being injured in a fall in an office than a junior office person.

To obtain a preliminary assessment of compensation for falling in an office, you are best advised to discuss your accident and your personal situation with an experienced personal injury solicitor. Although a solicitor will not be able to give you a final compensation figure until further investigations have taken place, he or she will be able to give you an indication of whether you have a claim for compensation for falling in an office which is worth your while to pursue.