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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident at work in Pontardawe

    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 then they are entitled to claim compensation from them.

    They need not even be 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.

    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?

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    Another problem they could have is that the business could be of the type where different people are coming and going all day. How will the employer 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 all can be accounted for.

    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 then we can help you claim compensation.

    We have been achieving compensation for deserving claimants for over 15 years now and there cannot be many accidents and injuries we have not dealt with!

    Call our dedicated helpline on 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and let us see if we can help you with yours!

    Date Published: 19th May 2014

    Author: matthew

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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