If you work with any form of machinery as part of your job you will already be aware that there is the chance that you will be injured as a result of an accident.
No matter how competent you are at doing your job, or what safety precautions are taken, sometimes accidents do just happen and they cannot be prevented. However, in some instances they can be. Particularly if your employer has failed to provide you with the necessary training or support to ensure that your safety is protected at all times.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident in Thurrock that was not your fault, then make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline. We will then allocate on of our solicitors to work on your case and help you win the financial compensation and justice that you deserve.
To find out how much you might be entitled to receive as a result of your accident you can always take our 30 second test found on our website.
Employer’s liable for accident in Thurrock
When it comes to accidents at work employers are often found to be liable. This is because all employers have a legal duty of care to make sure that they staff are properly looked after and kept safe, or as safe as is practicable under the work environment in question.
When it comes to operating potentially dangerous machinery your employer must do all they can to guard against an accident occurring.
This includes making sure that all machinery is inspected on a regular basis to check it is functioning properly. Regular servicing and maintenance works should be completed, and accurate records kept to keep these up to date.
Another way to try and avoid an accident occurring is to conduct regular risk assessments on both machines that are operated, and the individuals who are responsible for operating them. This can help check whether specific individuals need additional information or support, or training to guard against being injured.
The simple fact of the matter is that hundreds of people are injured every year as a result of accidents which can have been easily avoided, if the appropriate administrative steps had been taken in the first place.
Many individuals wonder whether they should make a claim for compensation after they have been injured in a work based accident in Thurrock. The fact is, if you have lost money as a result of your injury, often as a result of not being able to work whilst you recover, then why shouldn’t you make a claim?
Deciding to pursue a claim for compensation is a personal; however, if you need any support guidance or information then our team of experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to discuss your accident with no obligation to claim then dial 0800 689 0500 to talk to an expert adviser at Accident Advice Helpline.
We have 15 years’ experience and are here to help you make the best decision when it comes to making a claim and getting the compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown