If you’ve been injured in the office and you’re contemplating raising a Charnwood accident at work compensation claim, this article will make interesting reading. It’s all about risk in the office environment, mitigating any risk and the employers’ duty of care to their employees.
The procedure that any employer must embrace to safeguard the health and safety of their workforce, is the risk assessment procedure. Risk assessments should be carried out by a competent person, preferably someone one who has been given the responsibility for the health and safety of staff. Someone who has undergone basic health and safety in the workplace training.
A risk assessment is the mechanism by which a careful examination takes place of any work that is carried out that could pose some kind of threat to employees’ health safety. It serves to focus companies’ minds on important safety issues and provides the framework for putting necessary precautions into place.
Whilst it may not be possible to totally eliminate all risks, it is expected that any employer must take any steps that are considered as being reasonably practical.
The employer’s duty of care
Risk assessments must be carried out regardless of company size. For smaller companies it is normal for one member of staff to be nominated to take care of health and safety issues alongside their other work duties. Because such people are not normally health and safety professionals, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website carries all the necessary information regarding risk assessments, including sample forms.
The questions to ask to validate any Charnwood accident at work compensation claim
If you’ve been injured in the workplace through no fault of your own and you believe your employer is responsible, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch a Charnwood accident at work compensation claim. In order to establish whether or not you have a legitimate claim, you need to consider the following:
- Who was to blame for the accident/incident that caused your injury?
- When did the accident/incident/injury take place?
- Is the injury reasonably significant?
- Do you have, or can you obtain, medical proof of your injury?
The important points here are that someone else must be held accountable for any blame; the incident must have taken place within the last three years; the injury must be of a reasonably significant nature, and you should bear in mind that you ideally need to be able to provide medical proof of your injury.
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Date Published: 28th August 2014