Have you been injured in an accident at work in Pendle? Was it the fault of your employer for not complying with health and safety regulations? If this is the case your employer could be liable to pay you compensation for the injuries you have been caused, as well as repaying you any costs and losses that you have had to bear because of the accident.
How your employer could have avoided your accident at work in Pendle
The Health and Safety Executive website, which is very user friendly, has all the rules and regulations that employers need to abide by, some of them general for everyone and some of them more trade specific.
Health and safety policies
All employers need to have a health and safety policy in place, and they need to make sure that all staff are aware of it and implement its rules. If an employee goes against the health and safety policy of their employer, they can be disciplined, as it is considered a serious breach of rules.
Procedures need to be in place in case of an emergency situation, and again, all employees need to know the details. Regular fire drills are part of this, and all employees should be made to take part in them, no matter how important the job they are doing is.
These are the basis for making your work place safe, and some employers spend a fortune with specialist firms to ensure they have not missed anything. That is fine if that is what they want to do, but many employers will not spend the money and do it themselves. This involves going round the business premises with a fine toothcomb and identifying any risks that could cause accidents. Some employers involve their staff in this process in case they miss anything.
Once the risks have been shown they then have to take action to remove as many of the risks as they can. Staff has to be made aware of any risks that are still there nd there has to be lots of signs warning about the potential hazard.
If an employer has less than 5 staff, they do not have to write any of this down, more 5 or more they do. For what is involved, it is probably a good thing to have a written record, no matter how many employees they have
Claiming compensation for you accident at work in Pendle
There are numerous other rules employers have to follow, but these three alone could make a workplace so much safer for the staff, and reduce the number of accidents that happen.
If you have been injured in an accident at work in Pendle because of the negligence of your employer, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
With over 14 years experience behind us, we have the expertise to make sure that your claim reaches its full potential, and that you are awarded a fair amount of compensation for the injuries you have suffered because of someone else.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail dial 0800 689 0500 free of charge from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to talk to our advisers.
Date Published: 18th May 2014