An accident at work and employers’ responsibilities can be discussed with Accident Advice Helpline. We can help you understand what your rights are, what your employer should be doing to prevent an accident from happening and what they are required to do following an accident. If you have been unfairly injured and want to find out more about the process of making a claim, contact our legal experts today.
How can workplace accidents be avoided?
Workplace accidents are becoming much rarer than they were 50 to 60 years ago thanks to the introduction of health and safety laws. Each year fatalities, serious accidents, and minor accidents are falling in number. Accidents at work can be avoided by sufficient work and safety training and employers must follow health and safety law. A lapse can lead to accidents.
Common workplace accidents include slips, trips and falls. To prevent these from happening, floors should be free from clutter. Wires and cables should be tied together and not cause a trip hazard. Walkways and stairwells should be clear to prevent falls and trips. Floors which have become wet or slippery should be cordoned off where possible and clear warning signs put up to alert staff.
More about accident at work and employers’ responsibilities
If you suffer a serious accident at work, your employer must log the incident and report it to HSE. If the accident was not your fault and you needed to seek medical attention following injuries sustained from the accident, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Your employer is legally required to have Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance to cover any accident claims made against them.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Making a claim following an accident at work is not as complicated as you may think. Accident Advice Helpline helps many victims of unfair accidents to get the compensation they deserve. In most accident at work cases, the accidents could have been avoided had health and safety been followed correctly. Your employer is responsible for your safety so if you were let down, find out what you could be entitled to.
If you would like to learn more about accident at work and employers’ responsibilities, call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). We offer free support and guidance as well as no-obligation information about how to make a claim.
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