In relation to workplace safety, it can be difficult for employees to answer ‘what is your employer responsible for in the office?’. In the case of accidents at work, you may need to know to determine liability. In which case, you would be wise to enlist the help of a specialist law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline.
What is an employer responsible for?
Just what is your employer responsible for in the office? Of course, we all fall subject to human error every once in a while. Accidents at work occur that, really, are no one’s fault at all, so what is an employer responsible for?
Employers have a legal obligation to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their staff. This requires employers to do all that they can to meet their duty of care. This can include undertaking workplace assessments, thermal comfort risk assessments, and ensuring all equipment is maintained and in good working order, for example.
The employer also has a duty of care to all others who enter the workplace. Successful application of this duty of care will minimise the risk of work-related accidents for all.
Employers must consult with staff regarding health and safety issues, offer training and inductions, and provide thorough workplace assessments to each and every individual.
In the case that an accident occurs at work, and you believe that your employer has not done all that they can to ensure your health, safety and welfare, you could be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Claiming compensation for a work accident
Of course, all accidents at work are unique. With over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury, Accident Advice Helpline recognise the need to deal with every case on an individual basis.
We offer all victims of personal injury a free initial consultation to discuss the basics of the case. During which we can gather enough information to both assess your eligibility to claim and determine where liability may lie.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. Call us at a time that works for you.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice