Most of us are fully aware of health and safety. We may not know all the health and safety laws and procedures that are in place but we certainly know they apply in a wide variety of situations and workplaces. Without them there would be far more accidents and injuries reported than is actually the case. The vast majority of us can look forward to going through our working lives without having any problems or injuries at all that are caused through any negligence in this area.
If you are unlucky and there is a lack of health and safety in your workplace, you may end up being injured as a result. Every employer should ensure their employees are always safe in every conceivable way, and this is done by making sure they follow all the health and safety rules that are currently in force.
Do other situations also present a potential lack of health and safety?
They can do, yes. For example it is possible for some people to be involved in accidents while walking past a workplace. Let’s say some building work was being done to a property on a High Street for instance. No member of the public should be put in any danger while walking past that property. However if health and safety laws are not followed as they should be, someone innocently walking past could potentially be injured.
If this has happened to you, you will know what a shock it can be. In these situations you could suddenly find yourself with injuries that were not only no fault of your own, but instead were the fault of someone else who had not followed health and safety procedure. This would be a real shock and very frustrating too.
What should you do?
If you are ever in this situation you should first of all make sure you get medical treatment for whatever injuries you have sustained. This is very important as it means you will be assessed for your injuries and can receive the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. You also have evidence of those injuries, which could later help you.
Indeed, that evidence might help you make a no win, no fee** compensation claim with the assistance of Accident Advice Helpline. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 if this is what you wish to do.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work