You may well be asking yourself that question now, especially if you have been injured at work recently. Do they have accident prevention and safety measures, and if they do not, was this the reason why you were injured to begin with?
Every employer has a duty of care to ensure everyone who works for them in any role can do so safely. No one should feel at risk of injury or illness. Hence why the Health and Safety at Work Act was brought in to start with – to make workplaces across the UK far safer than they were in the past.
Most employers do have excellent accident prevention and safety measures in force
Not only this, they also review them regularly to make sure they still provide the level of support and safety they are designed to provide. Workplaces do change, and processes used in the workplace can change, too.
It is rare that someone will be hurt at work because of negligence, but even though it is indeed a rare thing, it does still occasionally happen. It may have happened to you recently, which is probably one of the reasons you have found your way to this page. The question now is whether negligence was to blame for your injury, and if it was, whether you have a chance to claim.
Could your accident have been prevented?
It can be hard to think about what happened to you, especially if you don’t remember it, or the shock of the incident is still fresh in your mind. This makes it more important to seek advice from a legal representative as quickly as you can. They will know how to consider the facts to see if a no-win, no-fee* claim could be made for you.
Accident Advice Helpline has advisors who are trained to help, on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. You will soon see how much easier it is to understand the situation you’re in regarding accident prevention and safety measures at work, and whether they were at fault for your accident happening. At an emotional time for you, the steady and reliable advice given without obligation by our team could be just what you need to help you through the situation. Why not call us now while it’s fresh in your mind?
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work