Thousands of people in the UK sustain injuries as a result of accidents at work. If you’ve been injured after a slip, trip or fall at work, you’ve suffered injuries after being asked to clean a piece of machinery or you’ve developed a work-related illness as a result of working in unsafe conditions, you may be eligible for work injury compensation.
Do you need training to clean a piece of machinery at work?
Many of us rely on technology and machinery to do our day-to-day jobs and while using modern machinery can help to increase efficiency and output, there can be dangers. If you have been asked to clean a piece of machinery and this task carries a risk of work-related injury, it may be necessary to have training beforehand. In some cases, safety precautions may need to be adopted before cleaning, and training would help to ensure protection for the individual. If you haven’t received training and you are asked to complete a cleaning task, your employer may be liable if you do sustain a work injury or you are involved in a work accident.
In the UK, employers are required to adhere to strict safety regulations in order to protect their workforce; this involves ensuring that workplaces are safe, machinery and tools work properly and employees have the relevant training and are provided with suitable protective equipment.
What should I do if I’ve been injured at work?
If you’ve been injured at work and you believe that your employer has displayed negligence, you may have a case for work accident compensation. If the incident occurred within the last 3 years, you have evidence to prove that you were not to blame and you sought medical advice at the time, contact Accident Advice Helpline for expert advice about making a no win, no fee* personal injury claim. The compensation you are awarded could help with rehabilitation costs and lost income.
Accident Advice Helpline was set up in 2000; we have a team of experienced personal injury lawyers and we specialise in work accident claims, slip, trip and fall compensation, travel accident claims and road traffic accident compensation. Our claims process is designed to eliminate any stress from our clients and our firm is endorsed by consumer rights champion, Dame Esther Rantzen. To find out more, visit our website, or call 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown