If you have been injured in an accident at work in Bushmills, or anywhere else, you could be entitled to compensation. All UK employers have a legal duty to keep you safe while you are at work, and if they fail to do this, you can make a compensation claim against them.
Health and safety in the workplace is very important, and a matter which most employers take very seriously. But there will always be those who put their profits before the safety of their staff, and it is if you work for one of these that you are more likely to have an accident at work in Bushmills.
How to help avoid an accident at work in Bushmills
Every profession has health and safety measures that are specific to it, but there are also some general rules that apply to every employer, just a small sample of them being:
- Anyone using plant or equipment must be trained adequately to use it safely.
- All plant and equipment must be kept in good working order, with safety guards fitted where needed.
- Every employer should have a health and safety policy, which every employee should be aware of and know the contents.
- There should be measures in place in case of an emergency situation, such as a fire.
- Fires drill should be carried out on a regular basis.
- Walkways should be kept free of obstacles, and floors free of spillages.
These few examples show that most health and safety is common sense, but still there are hundreds of employees injured every week, while they are at work. If you’ve been injured in an accident at work in Bushmills, get in touch with us.
Claiming compensation for an accident at work in Bushmills
Many innocent victims of accidents at work do not claim the compensation they are entitled to because they are concerned about the effect it will have on their job. In reality, research shows that for most workers returning to their job after making a claim, is no problem at all, and often the claim is not even mentioned.
This could be because employers have to be insured for such events, and it is the insurance company that will settle the claim, not the employer.
So if you have been injured in an accident at work, get in touch with us today and start the processes of getting the compensation award you deserve. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping victims of all types of accidents for over 16 years, and we are here to help you.
Our advisors will answer any questions you may have, and guide you all the way through your claim if you decide to proceed. Call our freephone helpline from any landline on 0800 689 0500. You can also call us on your mobile by ringing 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 27th December 2013
Author: David Brown