Accident at work regulations need to be set out in accordance with government health and safety law. Your employer should have health and safety guidance and law on display in the workplace to show the responsibility both the employee and employer have to keep themselves and others safe and injury free. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out what you could be entitled to.
What should employers do to comply with health and safety law?
Health and safety laws apply to all businesses and should be followed in order to keep all employees safe. Employers who dedicate time and effort to preventing workplace accidents from happening won’t have to pay for compensation if all reasonable steps were taken to prevent injuries. Regardless, all businesses should have Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance if they do need to pay for compensation.
Employers should ensure that there is clear safety signage to warn employees of any risks or hazards. All staff should be trained to do their job properly and safely and where employees are required to lift or move heavy items, they should receive manual handling training to prevent injuries.
My employer hasn’t followed accident at work regulations
If you feel your employer has let you down and is responsible for your accident, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. To find out if you have a claim, try our online claim calculator which will tell you in 30 seconds whether you have the right to make a claim and how much you could be eligible to receive.
How can compensation help me?
Compensation can be awarded for the pain you have suffered, emotionally and physically. It may also help you financially with any outstanding bills, medical costs and lost earnings. Many victims of accidents were surprised at how much compensation they were awarded by their employer, so to find out what you could be owed, get in contact today.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe in the workplace so if you have suffered an unfair accident which has required medical attention we would like to speak to you to discuss your options. Making a claim against a negligent employer may prevent future accidents from happening as accident at work regulations will need to be reviewed and taken more seriously. Call today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 for mobiles).
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