All employers in the UK have a legal duty to make sure that they protect the health and safety of all of their staff members. They should make sure the workplace is safe, not just for the workers but for customers and other visitors as well.
If they do not do this, and a staff members an accident at work in Kingswood, or anyone else has an accident which was not their own fault, then they may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the business’s owners.
Your boss should be making sure that the standard health and safety rules and regulations are in place, most of which are common sense. Unfortunately, there are some bosses who are very clever people but do not have much common sense.
Risk assessments can help them avoid an accident at work in Kingswood happening
Risk assessments are one of the health and safety stipulations, which for many employers is a case of thoroughly looking at their business and identifying any hazards. They then have to find solutions for them and should record both the danger they found and how they solved it.
There are times when this is not enough though, and some employers need to bring in a company that specialises in health and safety risk assessments. This might seem an unnecessary expense, but it could save an employee from serious injuries or even death.
Emergency procedures to prevent an accident at work in Kingswood
Having procedures in place in case of an emergency situation is another thing employers should do. Unforeseen circumstances can cause all sorts of catastrophes at work, and getting the staff to safety is of utmost importance. All staff should be aware of the procedures and know what they need to do to keep safe at all times.
The HSE website can help
The aim of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to reduce accidents and deaths in the workplace. They will always help employers if they are asked, and also have a very user-friendly and informative website. This tells employers all of the general health and safety rules, as well as trade-specific ones.
Ignorance is no defence
Not knowing the rules and regulations will be no defence if an employee is injured at work through the negligence of their employer. If your boss does not comply with all of the rules and regulations, they run the risk of having to face solicitors if an employee makes a compensation claim against them.
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with work-related injuries and illnesses for over 15 years. We have helped many thousands of claimants injured in all types of accidents to get the compensation to which they were entitled.
We have a 30-second test on our website, which will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and give you a rough idea of the amount you may receive.
Alternatively, you can contact our advisors on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. They are professional, friendly and trained to give you free legal advice regarding your claim.