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It does not matter where you are in the UK, if you are employed, you have a right to expect to be safe while doing your job. Employers have a legal duty to make sure their staff are safe in their jobs, and failure to do so can mean an injured employee uses our accident lawyer in Bishopbriggs to make a personal injury claim against them.
Health and safety measures to avoid the need of an employee using our accident lawyer in Bishopbriggs
The governments watchdog for health and safety, the Health and Safety Executive, has put many measures in place to try and reduce the huge numbers of accidents at work. Particularly over the last two decades, they have been very successful in this quest, but there are still too many workers injured in accidents that were not their own fault.
There are measures in place for particular trades, and other general ones that apply to all employers, just a sample of them being:
- They must carry out a risk assessments to identify any potential hazards, and act on the findings
- They should have a health and safety policy in place that all employees of aware of, and abide by
- There should be procedures in place in case of an emergency situation, such as a fire
- Adequate training should be provided for staff to do their job safely
- Any protective clothing or safety equipment should be provided by the employer, free of charge to the employee
- All plant, machinery and equipment should be in proper working order and regularly maintained
These sorts of rules seem mainly common sense, but it is surprising just how many employers do not concern themselves with health and safety. It is these employers that endanger the wellbeing of their staff, and they should never be surprised to have a compensation claim made against them.
Claiming compensation for injuries from an accident at work
The injuries sustained in accidents at work can vary greatly, and they are not always from jobs that people consider to be dangerous. They can happen in any job, at any time.
If you have been injured in an accident at work, and are considering a compensation claim, get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline, as we are the specialists in this area of the law.
We have been helping injured employees, and innocent victims of all other types of accidents, for over 15 years, and have the experience, expertise and knowledge to give your claim its best chance of success, and to make sure it reaches its full potential.
Don’t lose out on what you deserve if someone else has caused your injuries. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our friendly advisors. If you are using a mobile you can text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will ring you, or call 0333 500 0993.
However you get in touch, do it today so that you do not lose out on your compensation.