For some innocent victims, they may have been injured in an accident at work in Swansea. If this is the case, they could be entitled to claim compensation from their employer. Employers in Swansea have the same legal duty as employers all over the country – they have to protect the well being of their employees while they are at work.
How employers can reduce the risk of an accident at work in Swansea
There are many health and safety rules that employers should comply with. Some are for particular trades and some are more general, including:
- They should carry out risk assessments and act on their findings
- They should have a health and safety policy that all employees are aware of and abide by
- They should have procedures in place in case of an emergency situation
- All accidents should be recorded in an accident book
- Serious accidents should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
These are a drop in the ocean of the rules they have to follow to safeguard their staff. They are as legal as paying your wages, or stopping your tax, but the affects of not complying with these laws can be far more serious.
HSE and employers have worked together to reduce the number of accidents in the work place. They have achieved some success in this, particularly over the last twenty years. There are still some employers who do not comply, and still some victims injured in an accident at work in Swansea that was not their own fault.
Getting the help of Accident Advice Helpline
In this situation the staff member can claim compensation from their boss. However, many innocent victims this has happened to are worried they might lose their job or be treated badly if they make a claim. It is against the law for either of these things to happen, and research shows that it is not very often that it does. Most claimants return to work without a problem.
This is partly because in most cases it is not the employer that settles the claim. It is a legal requirement that they have employers liability insurance. This is something most of them pay every year and very rarely claim from. It is the insurance company that Accident Advice Helpline would deal with to win your compensation.
With over 14 years experience of making successful claims, we have helped many thousands of blameless victims get the compensation they were entitled to. If your accident happened within the last three years and your injuries needed medical attention, we can help you too.
We have a freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 where you can get as much information as you want about making a claim. Or you can call it from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Don’t just sit back and suffer in silence. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault, give us a call and find out about your claim.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown