Claim for an Injury from Moving an Office Desk

I have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder after I sustained an injury while moving furniture at work. What evidence would I need to provide to successfully make a claim for an injury from moving an office desk?

A successful claim for an injury from moving an office desk is usually supported with a substantial amount of evidence. You will need to demonstrate that third party negligence led to the accident and your subsequent injury. It is recommended that you speak with a personal injury solicitor in order to ascertain what evidence is worthwhile gathering for your claim. Contained below however, are some recommendations of evidence you could seek to obtain that may aid your claim for an injury from moving an office desk.

Firstly, you will require a medical record of your injury which is why you should seek professional medical care without delay. Once you have done that, you should return to the scene and if possible take photographs of the desk that caused the injury, it is also recommended that you obtain the official weight and measurements of the desk. Speak with anybody who saw the incident and take their contact details as you may require a testimony from them later and also enquire about obtaining CCTV footage of the accident from your employers. When you have gathered the above evidence make an entry about the accident in your ‘Employer’s Accident Report Book’. In this you describe how the incident occurred, but you are not obliged to give details about who you believe is responsible for the accident.

There may be some other evidence unique to your claim for an injury from moving an office desk that is worth gathering, your personal injury solicitor will be able to advise if this is the case based on the circumstances surrounding your injury.



This is an Information site only – if you feel you have a potential claim, you should discuss your situation with a solicitor registered with the Law Society of Ireland.