If you’ve been injured at work in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be considering making an accident at work claim in Glasgow. If that’s the case, Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in helping people to make successful personal injury claims, and we can help you too.
Accident at work claim in Glasgow
Here’s a hypothetical situation for you: you’ve just started work on a construction site, in a job you have plenty of experience with in the past. On your first day, you wait around to find out what training you’ll get, and to be issued with the correct gear. It’s busy, there are deadlines on the contract, and everyone is carrying out other work.
A supervisor comes over to you and asks why you haven’t started working yet. You tell them that you haven’t had training, and you’ve only been issued a hard hat, even though the job you do requires overalls and heavy gloves. The supervisor laughs and tells you that you just need to get started, that you’ll get training when someone has the time, and that you’ve got plenty of experience anyway.
You’re stuck in a difficult position – it’s a short term contract, and you don’t want to make waves, as jobs in the industry are hard to come by just now. Reluctantly, you start work, but you mention to a few other supervisors over the course of the day that you’ve not had training.
What happens next? If an accident occurs and you’re injured, and it happens because you didn’t receive training on a piece of equipment you’d never used before, who’s fault is it?
Who’s to blame?
Many people in this situation would blame themselves – you knew you needed the training, and you should have put your foot down. Yet the circumstances were such that you feel like you did everything you could, and you didn’t feel you were in a position to just down tools and not work – you might have lost your job.
This kind of scenario isn’t as common as it used to be, but it still happens. If you found yourself in a situation like this and it resulted in an injury, you should talk to an expert. Employers have a duty of care to all employees, regardless of perceived experience, to ensure that they receive proper training and equipment on the job.
If your employers’ negligence in providing you with correct training meant that you were injured as a result, government legislation entitles you to make an accident at work claim in Glasgow, and you should get help on your side to make sure that you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Call us now for help and advice
To find out more about how Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a successful accident at work claim in Glasgow, call us NOW on 0800 689 0500. There’s no obligation, and our advice is free.
Date Published: 26th August 2014