Negligence in the workplace is something that is thankfully rather rare today. There are all kinds of rules and regulations concerning health and safety that require bosses in all manner of workplaces to operate their businesses in particular ways. These rules are designed to keep workers as safe as it is possible to keep them, regardless of the business that is being done.
Workplace negligence compensation is a possibility when someone is injured or made ill through working in a particular business. Negligence can be very dangerous indeed if it is allowed to happen, and there is the potential for it to happen in a variety of different ways.
How can negligence occur in the workplace?
Negligence describes a situation where the rules are not followed as they should be. It describes a situation where someone neglects to do what is expected of them. For example someone who is responsible for checking a water system for the presence of legionella bacteria may not do so. This could lead to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Similarly, someone who is responsible for health and safety at work may not do their duties properly, or be trained to do them. This could mean they are negligent, along with the boss.
It could also refer to something as simple as not cleaning up a spillage as soon as it occurs. If oil is spilled it presents a potential hazard. Someone could slide over in it and be severely injured as a result.
Are you entitled to workplace negligence compensation?
This is a question you may be asking yourself if you have been hurt recently while at work. Your injury doesn’t need to be serious but it does require you to need medical attention. You might see your GP or need a visit to the accident and emergency department to seek help and advice.
Whatever the nature of your injuries, you should call Accident Advice Helpline as quickly as you can. This will ensure you get no-obligation advice that might lead to the compensation claim you wish to make. Just call today – free of charge of course – on 0800 689 0500. This means you have an opportunity to make the most of our no win, no fee* claims procedure if you have a good chance to claim successfully. Our team is standing by to provide the advice you need.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead