Any job you are involved in will have dangers, and the potential to cause an accident at work in Kilmarnock which can leave you seriously injured. Many people working in customer service roles, or in an office, feel that they are less at risk of an accident at work in Kilmarnock because they are not doing physical work, but there are dangers in almost any workplace that can cause accidents.
Your employer should be doing all they can to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible, as if you do have an accident at work in Kilmarnock that was the fault of your employer, you may be able to claim compensation against them, as well as them having to find someone to cover you whilst you recover. However, you also need to look out for potential hazards, as an accident could just as easily be your own fault.
Making a claim for compensation for an accident at work in Kilmarnock
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with injury claims, and can provide you with experienced and dedicated experts who will work on a no-win, no-fee* basis to help you to get the compensation you deserve.
- Lifting. Any physical job which requires lifting runs the risk of spinal or back injuries resulting from an object being too heavy, or the employee not knowing how to lift properly. Full training should be provided, and more than one employee should be dispatched to lift heavier objects.
- Working at height. Any elevated level provides some risk of injury, whether it is from a ladder or the top of scaffolding. Proper training should be put in place, and employees should be wearing protective equipment where necessary.
- Working with hot substances and knives. This includes those working in the service industry, but also any employee working in a workplace which has a kitchen. Health and safety guidelines may seem overzealous, but can help to protect employees.
- Working with machinery. All machinery has the propensity to be dangerous if it is not well-maintained or if the employee doesn’t know how to use it properly. Employees should be properly trained before they use any equipment, even if they have used it before elsewhere, and machinery should be checked each day.
- Driving jobs. Driving is made all the more dangerous when it is undertaken over long distances or by people who have been driving for a long time and are tired.
If you have an accident at work in Kilmarnock you should call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to speak to the team about what has happened and why you feel your employer was at fault. The team can help you to work out whether your employer is at fault and if you have a good case for compensation, as well as providing advice and support throughout the compensation process to make it easier on you.
Date Published: 15th May 2014
Author: David Brown