Workplace injury employer responsibility – it sounds very complex and important, doesn’t it? All employers have a responsibility to keep their workers safe every day and in every conceivable way, and this is important to remember. If you are ever injured at work, you should wonder whether it was down to pure negligence, or whether you were the one to blame.
If you weren’t following the rules you were taught, or you neglected to wear safety gear that was provided to you, you would probably be at fault. However, if you should have had safety gear and it wasn’t provided, or you were hurt because the machinery you were working on didn’t have safety guards, you may have a chance to claim for negligence.
How does workplace injury employer responsibility work?
Your employer must ensure you can do your work safely. They must provide appropriate training for your job, and this should be updated whenever needed. If you are asked to do something outside your normal working tasks, you may require training for that as well. Additionally, safety equipment and clothing should be provided whenever needed, and replaced whenever required.
Most accidents are easy to avoid by taking these steps, not to mention ensuring all machinery is maintained, repaired and made safe by the presence of emergency stop buttons and protective guarding. These are just a few examples – no two jobs are the same and no one should be hurt because their employer didn’t take proper care. Thankfully, most employers take every care and go above and beyond their minimum requirements in this area.
Have you already been hurt while working?
Now you know more about workplace injury employer responsibility, you may have a better idea of whether a claim is possible. The team at Accident Advice Helpline can answer your queries and to confirm whether a no-win, no-fee compensation claim could be taken on for your benefit. With nothing to pay in solicitors’ fees if you lose, there’s no risk to you in calling us on 0800 689 0500.
It’s easy to call via a mobile too, on 0333 500 0993, so wherever you are, you can call us whenever it is convenient. The prospect of making a compensation claim can be unnerving, but don’t worry. We’re here to help whenever we can, thanks to our experienced and fully-qualified personal injury lawyers.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead