We have all heard about health and safety laws and regulations. Every business, no matter what industry it is in or what type of work it performs, should adhere to all these regulations at all times. Contravening health and safety regulations is a serious offence, and it is one that could potentially put the lives and health of other people at risk.
There have been isolated cases where people have been injured at work as a result of their employer contravening health and safety regulations. You may have heard news reports that focus on such cases, where the employer is taken to court for breaching these regulations. If the breach is found to have occurred there could be a hefty fine imposed on the employer and the company.
How serious is a breach like this?
In some cases the Health and Safety Executive might find a business has failed to keep abreast of all the health and safety laws in operation. Sometimes they may advise that business to make changes, or to warn them to improve their business before the next inspection. However, in other cases where the breaches are severe, a court case may be sought.
Accident Advice Helpline has experienced situations where a severe accident has occurred to one of our clients that has immediately involved the HSE. In this case an investigation may unearth evidence of negligence that can also help support a compensation claim by that worker.
Focusing on the safety of every worker at all times
This is the main task that every business must undertake. In cases where serious injury or even death occurs, there is the chance that the worker involved (or their family) may make a compensation claim as a consequence of what happened. No one wants to be injured and thankfully the vast majority of workers across all industries will never find out what it is like to go through this situation.
In those cases where you are the unlucky one, you can always count on Accident Advice Helpline to help out. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to make good use of our no-obligation advice service. It could make all the difference to you if our experienced advisors discover good evidence of negligence that can help support you through a compensation claims process. Why not call now to learn more about your case?
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work