Workplace accidents may be more prevalent in more hazardous environments and are often merely a side-effect of the job. For example, working in construction carries more potential hazards than working in an office environment and many workers take a few bumps or knocks as part of the daily grind. However, when a workplace accident is the result of poor training, lack of training or a failure to implement a health and safety policy, the accident may have been preventable.
All employers are required by law to have a health and safety policy in place and should review this regularly to include any further risks of the job. Carrying out risk assessments is a legal requirement and involves assessing hazards in the workplace and finding ways to control them. This could be by offering health and safety training or it could be by offering workers personal protective equipment.
Employees working in a specific field should also be offered work-related training to ensure they are carrying out their job in a safe manner. Any machinery or equipment also has to be maintained regularly and checked before using to ensure that it is in a safe condition to work with. If employers have failings in their health and safety policy, there is a higher risk of an accident occurring. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a head injury at work or other injury, you may need some representation.
Potential hazards and injuries at work
Working at height or working with objects which could fall from height could cause a risk of head injury. This means that employers should find ways to control these hazards to prevent a potential accident. Controls could include working at height with a harness and wearing a hard hat and preventing objects from falling by storing them securely.
Slips, trips, and falls can be prevented by putting warning signs up when there are wet floors and by ensuring pathways and walkways are clear of waste or objects. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a head injury at work, Accident Advice Helpline can assist.
What we do
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which can assist you in making a compensation claim for injuries sustained at work. If you have sustained an injury in the workplace that occurred due to negligence, you could be entitled to a cash payout.
To get some no-obligation advice, contact our expert team of solicitors on our 24-hour helpline. You will not have to worry about getting into financial difficulty as we offer a no win, no fee policy to all of our clients.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.