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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    40% feel their workplace does not meet or violates safety standards


    You deserve to feel safe at work, and a dangerous working environment could increase your risk of being involved in a workplace accident. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim personal injury compensation since 2000, and we recently commissioned a survey to find out more about safety in the workplace.

    We asked people whether they felt the safety standards at their workplace posed a risk to their physical health, and whilst almost 73% said no, of those who said yes, we wanted to find out why they felt this way. 40% of people surveyed said they felt their workplace didn’t meet or violates safety standards, with a further 21% saying they felt at risk because their line manager or safety rep refused to make changes to ensure their workplace was safer.

    What can you do to ensure your workplace is safer?

    Whether you’ve suffered a broken ankle after slipping on a wet floor at work or a serious head injury after falling from scaffolding on a construction site, there are steps you can take to ensure your workplace is safer. If you feel your workplace violates safety standards – for example if faulty machinery takes forever to be repaired or you don’t get the rest breaks you’re entitled to, you should speak to your employer about it.

    If you’re injured and they haven’t taken steps to keep you safe at work, you could find yourself entitled to claim personal injury compensation from them. Negligent employers could be held responsible for even minor injuries, and if you’ve needed to take time off work, you could be awarded compensation for loss of earnings as well as your pain and suffering.

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    Reporting your accident

    It’s important that you report your accident to your employer so that they can record it in their accident book – but if you have serious concerns that your workplace violates safety standards, you could report your employer to the Health and Safety Executive. They will normally carry out their own investigations – in the meantime you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. Our expert advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however you’ve been injured, and the best part? There are no upfront fees to worry about as our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.

    Accidents at Work

    Date Published: July 3, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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