Accidents can happen at work and are usually minor with no-one at fault. However, there are cases where people have sustained serious arm injuries at work or serious head injuries. These are the most severe cases and are often caused by health and safety failings. Although workers have an element of duty to take care of their own safety, employers also have a responsibility to protect their employees in the workplace. The Health and Safety Act is in place to govern employers’ conduct and to detail what they must do to ensure the safety of their employees. In short, they must put risk assessments in place to identify any potential hazards and to use methods of controls where appropriate.
This could mean providing workers with protective clothing or equipment or providing employees with training for work they may carry out. Employers should also provide health and safety training for all employees to ensure that they are aware of the safest way to carry out their daily activities. If you have suffered serious arm injuries at work or any serious injury and there is evidence that your employer was negligent, you could be entitled to compensation.
Health and safety negligence
If you have suffered serious arm injuries at work, your employer may have been at fault if you were provided with no protective clothing or equipment. Similarly, if machinery was supposed to have protective guards or emergency stop buttons present and they were not put in place, you could make a compensation claim. You could also make a claim if your employer did not put risk assessments in place or did not provide you with training. You can contact a legal representative to discuss the matter.
How to make a claim
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury claims and is sympathetic to your situation. We understand that you may be in a great deal of pain and could be facing life-changing consequences as a result of the accident. Where there is evidence your employer was negligent, you could make a claim for compensation with our help. Call our in-house team of advisers for some no-obligation advice on our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or use our online 30-second test to discover how successful your claim is likely to be. We also offer a no win, no fee policy which means you won’t have to suffer any financial stress when you make your claim with us.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown