Accident at work claims in Rochford can be prevented
Accidents at work are more common than people realise. In fact more than half a million accidents happened in workplaces last year. Some of those will have resulted in no more than a bruise or two, or maybe a few grazes, but some of them will have altered the life of the injured person. This is made even worse to cope with if you realise the accident was not your own fault, and could have been prevented.
Employers should ensure that you are safe while you are at work. This is a legal duty bestowed upon them along with all the other rules and regulations that relate to being an employer. Among other things, they have to make sure that:
- All equipment, plant and machinery is in good working order, with the appropriate safety guards where needed.
- That the staff that are to use them have been properly trained to do so safely.
- That if any protective clothing or safety gear is needed, it is provided.
They not only have to make sure the above is the situation, but that staff who are not trained do not use the equipment, plant and machinery and that any protective clothing or safety gear is used.
There are many other things they have to do to make sure your health and safety is protected while you are at work. If they fail in this duty and you are injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, you may want to make accident at work claims in Rochford against them.
It is not unusual to see in the media that someone has been seriously injured because of being caught up in machinery where there was no safety guards, or the safety guard was faulty, and these types of accidents can ruin victim’s lives. This is why there are accident at work claims in Rochford, so the victim can at least be compensated to help them cope with their injuries.
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We are a specialist law firm with over 15 years experience of making successful claims, and there have been thousands of accident at work claims among them.
When victims are bothered about claiming against there employer, it is partly because they fear losing their job. This is most unlikely to happen, but if your boss does fire you because you have made a claim against them, you can take them to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal.
If you have been injured because of the negligence of your employer, don’t just sit back and do nothing. If you do that, other employees might suffer the same accident, as your boss will have no extra incentive to stop the same accident happening again.
Call our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile, and get your accident at work claim started, both for the compensation you deserve, and hopefully to stop another employee suffering the same fate as you. In fact, bearing that in mind, you should call us today.
Date Published: 31st May 2015
Author: David Brown