There are several common accidents in the workplace in Brent and many of these are caused by a lack of appropriate training. Here we look at some of the issues surrounding training and how they may feature in your personal injury claim.
Common accidents in the workplace in Brent – training
We all need some sort of training to carry out our jobs effectively and safely. For some jobs, safety training can mean the difference between life and death. There are some hazardous occupations that simply must involve a high level of training, here are a few examples:
- Working with electricity
- Working with hazardous substances
- Working with dangerous machinery
- Working at heights
- Working with explosive substances
Without training, these occupations can be very dangerous and even deadly.
What exactly is training?
Training will vary from occupation to occupation. Some occupations will require you to have certain qualifications, and possibly experience, before you start and will then require top-up safety training. In other jobs, you will need to receive training when you first start and then when your job changes in any way or any new procedures or equipment are introduced.
Training is not a one-off responsibility. Training has to be renewed and updated as required.
Who provides training?
It is your employer’s responsibility to provide you with appropriate training so that you can carry out your job without being a danger to yourself or other people. They do not have to deliver the training themselves. They may choose to bring in a suitably qualified specialist to provide the training. It is also the employer’s responsibility to make sure that they have risk assessed all the work tasks that you are required to do and have assessed your needs for training.
Claiming for a workplace accident
If you have been injured in an accident at work because your employer did not assess your needs for training and did not provide you with appropriate training, you may be able to start a claim for personal injury compensation. You can claim for all sorts of injuries but you must have received medical attention for them and the accident must have been within the last three years.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
We can help you to claim after all sorts of common accidents in the workplace in Brent so give us a call to discuss your accident further. You can reach us by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We are waiting to help you with your claim.