How long do you have to work somewhere before you can claim compensation for an accident at work in Pontardawe? That is a question we are often asked, and the answer is very simple, there is no timescale. If you are injured in an accident at work in Pontardawe within the first hour of your first day, you are just as entitled to compensation as someone who has worked there 20 years.
When it comes to health and safety measures, the work place has to be a safe place to be, not just for the workforce, but also for visitors to the business as well. There could be delivery drivers, waste collectors, telephone engineers and all manner of other people attending the business premises for all sorts of reasons, and if one of them has an accident because of the negligence of your employer, they are entitled to claim compensation from them, even though they are not an employee.
Making sure an accident at work in Pontardawe does not happen
Among the many health and safety rules and regulations that employers have to abide by is one that says there must be regular fire drills. At each drill, every member of staff must be accounted for before they return to their job. Sometimes, when people realise it is just a drill, they do not bother to attend, but this is an offence for which the employer has every right to discipline them for.
Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the employer to make sure everyone is out of the building in the event of a real fire, and making sure all staff know exactly what to do is important. How can they be sure of this if some staff do not bother to take part in the drills?
Another problem they could have is that the business could be of the type where different people are coming and going all day, so how will they know if there is anyone left in the building, apart from physically searching it. This could be very dangerous in the event of a real fire, although some shops and other public places have staff members trained to do this.
Where you are not talking of many hundreds of people entering and leaving a business premises, the fire service in the UK insist on a visitor’s book, and that anyone attending the premises signs in and out. This gives the responsible person a check on who should be outside with the employees, so that they can account for everyone.
Making a claim for your accident at work in Pontardawe
Hopefully, your accident at work will not be as the result of a fire, as burns are very nasty injuries and smoke inhalation kills very quickly. But no matter what your accident or injuries are, if someone else caused them, we can help you claim compensation.
In the 14 years we have been trading, there cannot be many accidents and injuries we have not dealt with, and by calling our freephone helpline 0800 180 4123, we can help you with yours.