It does not matter who you work for or what job you do, you have the right to expect to be safe at work, and your employer has a duty to make sure you are. If they fail in this legal responsibility and you are injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault, you could be entitled to claim against an employer in Llandrindod Wells.
The variety of jobs in the UK is endless, some being more dangerous than others, but even some that some quite safe, come with hazards all of their own. This is why the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have information for every trade on their website, detailing all the health and safety rules and regulations that relate to each one.
Who are HSE?
HSE is the official government body that monitors health and safety in the workplace, their aim being to reduce the numbers of workers that are injured or killed every year.
Working together with employers, local councils and unions, they have made huge strides in ensuring our workplaces are safer than they were just 20 years ago, and now fewer workers are injured in accidents at work, which in turn means fewer of them need to claim against an employer in Llandrindod Wells.
Reasons to claim against an employer in Llandrindod Wells
Some industries are more dangerous than others, farming and agriculture having the worst record for serious injuries and deaths. This is followed by the construction and warehousing industries, both of which have particular problems with workers falling from height.
There are laws relating to working at height, prescribed methods of how it should be done and what safety equipment should be used.
If employers do not comply with the law, they can be prosecuted and receive heavy fines. HSE do not have to wait for someone to be injured to take this action against employers, they just need to know that the employer is not behaving in the correct manner.
It is not just large employers that get these things wrong either. Many of the falls from height in the construction industry for instance, are with smaller firms that are carrying out roof repairs or may be extending a property.
Making a Accident Advice Helpline’s way
If you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault, making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is the simplest way to get the compensation you are entitled to.
Contact us via our website, or by calling our freephone helpline, and you will find that apart from giving you the highest quality of services, that we have made the claim processes simple, fast and efficient, so that you have as little stress as possible from making your claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 19th November 2014