Health and safety at work isn’t something that many workers spend a great deal of time thinking about, but if you are employed in an industrial role, you work in agriculture or even as a construction worker, you may come across more hazards at work than your average office worker. In these more dangerous industries, safety practices and regulations are vital to ensure that workers stay safe.
Failing to adhere to regulations or not putting in place safety practices such as risk assessments could mean your employer is putting their workers at risk. If you’re injured and believe that negligence safety practices are to blame, have you considered making a claim for personal injury compensation?
Your employer could be held liable, and you could receive a substantial settlement for you pain and suffering when you claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
What counts as employer negligence?
When we talk about negligent safety practices at work, what do we mean? Here are a few examples:
- Failing to fix equipment or machinery promptly, leading to accidents
- Not allowing workers enough rest breaks or time between shifts
- Failure to provide safety equipment, such as PPE or guardrails and harnesses for work at height
- Lack of risk assessments being carried out
- Not providing staff with the adequate training and instruction
For example, if you’re working at height repairing a roof and your employer doesn’t provide safety harnesses, you could break your neck or sustain serious head injuries if you fall from height. A lack of risk assessment at a basement refurbishment project could mean that the structure is unsafe and a collapse could cause crush injuries to workers.
However you’ve been injured, if safety breaches have occurred, you can trust us to get you the compensation you deserve – we’ve been helping people for 15 years. It’s free to call us and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so our services are affordable to everyone.
Making a claim – next steps
Everyone who decides to make a personal injury claim needs a reputable lawyer – that’s where we come in. No matter how minor or how serious your injuries are, you don’t want any more stress after your accident.
We make the claims process as simple as possible, and most claims can be processed in full over the phone, so it is unlikely you will need to attend court.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get confidential, no-obligation advice from one of our expert advisers.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work