Health and safety legislation is very extensive. It sets out the general principles of health and safety compliance, and places a range of obligations on yourself and your employer.
Your employer’s duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act
As an employee, you are entitled to work in an environment where the risks to your health and safety are properly controlled. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, the primary responsibility for this lies with your employer.
Your employer has a duty to do all that they can to protect your health, safety and welfare. If they fail to comply with the law, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) may prosecute them and you may have a potential Brentwood accident at work compensation claim.
Dealing with a Brentwood accident at work
If your employer ignores their health and safety responsibilities, and you suffer an injury in a Brentwood accident at work, you should report it to your line manager and/or safety representative. You should also call the team here at Accident Advice Helpline to receive advice on your legal rights.
If your employer wants to question you about the accident, they have a right to do so. There are certain accidents and injuries that your employer must report to the HSE and there might be an HSE enquiry as a result. If that were the case, you would have a duty to cooperate with the investigations.
When discussing the accident with your employer, you should be wary about being coerced into admitting fault. Even if you think you may have been partly to blame, you should not admit this to your employer. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have dedicated solicitors who will look at all the available evidence and decide whether you were to blame.
Making a claim for a Brentwood accident at work
If you decide to seek legal advice for your Brentwood accident at work, our trained claims advisers will be able to take down your details, assess your case and guide you through the claims process. If we believe your case has a good chance of success, we will instruct you to sign a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ agreement so that we can proceed with your case. If your case is successful, we will work hard to ensure that you receive the maximum possible compensation settlement from your employer’s insurance company.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.