Carrying our risk assessments in the workplace and accident at work compensation in Cumbernauld
If you have had an accident at work, that wasn’t your fault, then you may well find that you are entitled to receive accident at work compensation in Cumbernauld as a result. This is something that is even more likely if your injuries are the result of an accident that could have been avoided, if only a risk assessment or series of risk assessments had been carried out in your workplace prior to the accident unfolding.
Accident Advice Helpline know only too well how late it is to carry out a risk assessment after the event has occurred as the damage has already been done. A risk assessment is designed to establish what kind of accident might occur under a particular set of circumstances. These assessments should be carried out by your employer in conjunction with the individual, who is responsible for ensuring that health and safety procedures are adhered to.
Risk assessments and first aid provision at work
In any workplace there should be proper use made of an individual who has first aid training. This person should be responsible for the initial treating of any accidents that occur at work during working hours. Generally a first aider will not receive any remuneration for undertaking this role, unless your employer deems it appropriate, and given depending on the numbers of people employed more than one first aider may be required. However, it is your employer’s job to ensure that first aid and risk assessment are adequately covered in the event of an accident. A failure to take these issues into consideration may lead to you being able to receive accident at work compensation in Cumbernauld, if you have been injured at work.
Injuries sustained through no fault of your own
If you have been involved in an accident at work, that was not your fault and the end result was your injury, then you may be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Cumbernauld, especially if the accident itself was one that could have been avoided. To find out if you are eligible for accident at work compensation in Cumbernauld call our team of advisers at Accident Advice Helpline 24/7 on our landline, which is 0800 180 4123, or our mobile, which is 0333 500 0992. You can also text us the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will return your call at a time more suited to you and take you through our initial assessment process. Call us today if you think you have been the victim of an accident which could have been avoided.
Date Published: 1st December 2014
Author: David Brown