We have a comprehensive selection of health and safety laws in the UK that govern workplaces. Employers should be well aware of the rules and regulations that apply to their work premises and no employee should be left searching for an accident at work personal injury solicitor in Crawley because they have been injured in an occupational accident that was not their own fault. If you have been injured in this way, here is some information that you will find useful.
Useful information if you think you need an accident at work personal injury solicitor in Crawley
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Claiming after an occupational accident
There are several categories of occupational accident and some are more serious than others.
One of the most common accidents occurs when employees are moving something or someone around the workplace. Most people have to move things around in work at some time. The important point is that employees should not have to put themselves at risk when they are doing so.
If an employer requires an employee to move an object the lifting task should be risk assessed and the employee should be provided with the correct equipment and training to carry out the lifting task safely.
A typical example would be an employee moving goods around a warehouse. The employer should assess the weight and shape of the goods as well as the frequency with which they have to be moved.
Then the employees should be provided with the correct equipment – it could be hoists, lifts, trollies or even fork lift trucks. It is also vital that the employees are trained in how to use these lifting devices safely. Of course the devices also have to be maintained in good working order.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
If you are hunting for an accident at work personal injury solicitor in Crawley because you were not provided with the equipment or training to lift things safely at work you should give us a call.
You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown