If you suffer an accident at work in West Dunbartonshire from which you sustain an injury, and your employer is to blame, you may be entitled to raise a personal injury claim for compensation, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline can offer you the help you need to launch your claim.
Your employer has a duty of care
It doesn’t matter what your occupation is, or where it is within your company that you work. You may work on the factory floor; you may work in the stores; you may work in a loading bay, or you might work in an office. Wherever it is that you are required to carry out your work duties, your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you are able to do so under safe circumstances.
Carrying out risk assessments
In order to manage the health and safety of employees in whatever capacity they are employed, any employer must carry out risk assessments for each and every operation that an employer is expected to undertake. The person carrying out the risk assessment must fully understand the importance and significance of carrying out risk assessments and must be deemed capable of doing so. There is plenty of help on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website, and sample forms for guidance also.
The risk assessment process
The risk assessment process consists of:
- Identifying any hazards that may cause employees harm
- Identifying those employees who may be at risk in the workplace
- Identifying why it is that those employees could be at risk
- Evaluating risks and hazards
- Mitigating risks and hazards
- Recording each risk assessment carried out
- Continually reviewing the risk assessment process
The reporting of incidents in the workplace
Every employer, no matter how small, must nominate someone who is responsible for managing health and safety in the workplace. It is important that an accident book should be kept in which all accidents are recorded under the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) process.
Claiming for an accident at work in West Dunbartonshire
If you’ve had an accident at work in West Dunbartonshire, and you believe your employer to be liable, contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll help you to take the necessary steps to launch a claim.
How much is your injury claim worth?
To find out how much compensation you might be owned you can visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use the HOW MUCH calculator located on the homepage. Just answer 4 simple questions:
- Did your injury happen within the past three years?
- Who is to blame for the accident?
- Did your injury require medical attention?
- Which part of your body was injured?
You’ll be given an estimate within 30 seconds.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we operate a ‘no win, no fee’ system which is unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen. To find out more, visit our website, or call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2014