It does not matter what type of job you do, your boss has a legal responsibility to make sure that they protect all members of staff’s health and safety while they are at work.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that sometimes this is easier said than done, but your boss should at least make you aware of any potential risks there are around you an put plenty of clear signs to warn workers of the dangers. You should be left in no doubt that a hazard is close by.
If they fail in this duty of care, and you have an accident at work in Oxford, through no fault of your own, then you may be entilted to make a personal injury claim by using the helpful solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline
The things your boss should do to avoid an accident at work in Oxford
Every business is different, so there are different rules for different professions and trades, although there are some general rules that will apply to all types of business, to reduce the risk of an accident at work in Oxford. They are:
- Make sure the all plant and equipment is in proper working order
- Make sure staff are trained to use the plant and equipment, and do not let anyone use it that isn’t
- Keep walkways clear from obstructions and spillages
- Do not allow wires to be trailing across where staff have to walk
- Keep an accident book to record all accidents and report serious ones to HSE
- Put procedures in place, that everyone knows, in case of an emergency situation
- Have regular fire drills
- Carry out risk assessments and act on their findings
- Have a health and safety policy and ensure all employees know its contents
- If needed, provide free of charge, protective clothing
- Ensure you have enough space to work comfortably
If your employer follows these rules, then it should reduce the risk of you suffering an accident at work in Oxford, and it should make the workplace a safer place to be. Bur remember, as an employee you have to comply with the rules as well. Do not go against the health and safety procedures your employer has put in place, and make sure you wear any protective clothing they have provided.
If your employer does everything they should, and then you go against the rules, you would not be able to make a compensation claim for an accident at work in Oxford.
Making a claim with us
We have been providing access to justice for non-fault victims of accidents for over 14 years, and have the knowledge and experience you need on your side.
We will make sure that your claim is dealt with as simple, quickly and efficiently as possible, while maximising the amount you are awarded.
Call our helpline on: 0800 689 0500 for all the assistance you need.
Date Published: 18th May 2014