If you are injured in an accident at work because your employer was negligent in matters relating to health and safety, you may be entitled to claim compensation. All UK employers have a legal duty to protect the well being of their employees while they are at work, and if they fail to do so they should not be surprised if a member of their staff seeks claims advice in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, and then makes a compensation claim against them.
Some employers think there are too many rules relating to health and safety, but which ones do they ignore, which ones will not put workers at risk of being injured? None of them is the answer. The rules are not put in place for no reason and if they do decide to cut corners and not comply with them all, they could end up in trouble with the governments watchdog on these matters, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Complying with the health and safety rules
There are many rules and regulations that employers need to comply with, but many of them are common sense that would happen anyway. Generally, you will find that things like keeping plant and machinery in proper working order is done automatically, as production hours can be lost if it isn’t. Making staff wear safety gear such as hard hats or goggles is usually normal procedure as well, as most employees realise how important the correct safety clothing and equipment is.
But will they always make sure that walkways are unobstructed, that spillages are cleaned up or cordoned off or not allow wires too be trailing between things? Will they always make sure they have checked and dealt with all possible hazards in the workplace? These are just a snapshot of examples that could lead to you being injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault.
Accident Advice Helpline can give you free claims advice in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Whether you want free claims advice in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, or anywhere else in the UK, we can provide it. We operate nationwide, from the north to south, east to west and all the bits in between.
We have over 15 years experience in making successful compensation claims, and have helped many thousands of innocent victims get the compensation they were entitled to. Now we can help you – just give us a call on our freephone helpline, 0800 689 0500, and have a chat to one of our friendly advisors, who will give you all the free claims advice you want. Or you can call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, just do it today.
Date Published: 17th June 2015
Author: David Brown