Health and safety regulations are in place to protect you whilst you’re at work, and whilst many of us don’t pay much attention to them, we should do. These regulations are there to make sure you stay safe and reduce the risk of accidents occurring, and contravening health and safety regulations could have serious consequences for you and your co-workers.
Health and safety regulations such as the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 are there for your own safety. It’s important not only that employers ensure these regulations are being followed but that you also take responsibility for your safety and that of your co-workers, to prevent accidents from happening.
Contravening health and safety regulations could lead to a serious accident and if you’ve been injured, you could find out right now how much personal injury compensation you could claim by taking the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, or call us for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Injuries in the workplace
Whether you work in an office or are surrounded by forklift trucks in a warehouse environment, health and safety regulations apply to you. Here are a few examples of the types of injuries which could be sustained in workplace accidents:
- Broken bones or head injuries after a fall from height
- Slip, trip or fall injuries including cuts, bruises and broken bones
- Head injuries
- Crush injuries such as broken ribs, caused by heavy vehicles or machinery such as a forklift truck
- Objects falling from height causing head injuries and crush injuries
- Loss of limb after being caught in heavy machinery
If serious injuries have left you unable to return to work or suffering from ongoing pain that requires medical care and treatment, get in touch with us to find out how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, so even if you’re affected by loss of earnings, our services are affordable.
Quick to claim
There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so no matter how you have been injured, it makes sense to seek advice from a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process and see whether you’re eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work