Dangerous work practices
Knowing what elements of your job are dangerous and require you to be more careful is key to helping yourself to avoid an accident at work in Ayr and any serious injuries. There are dangers to almost any job, including office jobs, so you should never feel that you are in a career which doesn’t pose a threat to your health, and become too relaxed. If you let your guard down then you are far more at risk of an accident at work in Ayr or injury and if this accident is your fault then you won’t even be able to claim compensation.
Does your accident at work in Ayr entitle you to compensation?
If you do feel that your accident at work in Ayr entitles you to a compensation claim, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The friendly, helpful team will work with you to help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a compensation claim.
You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial phone call, but if you do decide to go ahead you will be passed over to our experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and also work on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court.
If your claim is successful, the compensation can help you to survive financially after your accident at work in Ayr, giving you money to cover for lost wages and medical bills. It can also help you to recover emotionally, by proving to you that you were not to blame for your accident.
- Not using ladders where required. Although it may be quicker to grab a chair or table in order to fix or fetch something which is out of reach, it is also a common cause of accidents. Take the time to get a ladder and use it properly instead.
- Using ladders instead of more appropriate equipment. In some cases, a ladder may not even be appropriate, such as where scaffolding or platforms should be used. Again, a ladder would be used in this case to save time, but employees should always use the correct equipment to perform a task.
- Working before being trained. Even if a job is time critical, every employee on the job should be trained thoroughly so that they know exactly what they are doing.
- Machinery which is broken or faulty. All machinery and equipment used to do a job should be checked regularly to ensure that it is in the best possible condition and will not cause accidents on its own.
- Working without protective equipment. If a job requires protective equipment, then all employees working on this job should be using it.
Date Published: 15th May 2014
Author: David Brown