Most Cherwell, accident at work claims are made due to the negligence of the employer. Many employers either do not fully understand their obligations under the health and safety regulations set out by the HSE, or they fail to be fully compliant in some way. When this occurs they not only face higher insurance premiums due to a compensation claim, but they could potentially face prosecution from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
To be compliant and not face a Cherwell accident at work claim for compensation they must:
- Have an up to date health and safety policy, the contents of which all employees must know and understand
- Have regular fire drills
- Record accidents in the companies accident book
- Any serious injury must be reported to HSE
- Ensure the workplace is kept clean and free from obstruction
- Make sure all machinery is in a good working state and properly maintained, and ensure all operators are properly trained in its use
These are just some of the numerous regulations your employer must follow to avoid facing a Cherwell accident at work claim for compensation, as failure to do so means any accident resulting in injury could be deemed to be their fault on the grounds of negligence.
If you’re unsure of what rules and regulations apply to all employers, and if there are any specific ones that apply to your particular trade, then the HSE website lists all of them, along with who they apply to. Your employer cannot claim ignorance of the rules as a defence, they have a legal responsibility to know them and ensure they are compliant. If they fail in any aspect they could face a Cherwell accident at work claim for compensation.
What should I report to HSE?
HSE must be informed of any serious accidents or injuries. Accidents where structural defects occur, such as a collapsing wall, must be reported, as well as anything that leads to broken bones or the loss of limbs or digits.
They must also be informed about any accident involving hazardous materials, especially ones that could potentially lead to an industrial illness in the future. As a rough guide they say you must report any injury that prevents the victim from doing their job for a period greater than 7 days.
Making an accident at work claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured at work, through no fault of your own, then you could be entitled to claim compensation from your employer. In reality, most claims would be either covered by insurance or paid from government funds, employers very rarely have to pay the compensation themselves.
Using Accident Advice Helpline to help with your Cherwell, accident at work claim for compensation will make whole process a lot easier and quicker than trying to make the claim yourself, we will deal with your employers legal representatives for you, and guide you through what may be otherwise daunting paperwork.
If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to make a claim, contact us today and let our experts help you get the justice you deserve.
Date Published: 7th September 2014