What employers should be doing to prevent a compensation claim in Portballintrae
All employers have a duty to ensure we are protected and safe in this environment. If your employer has not adhered to the correct safety procedures and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Portballintrae. There are various measures a company should put into place so that you are protected in the workplace.
Health and safety should come first
Adequate health and safety procedures are paramount in the workplace; employers should adopt the correct measures to ensure workers are protected. In most cases there will be a dedicated health and safety team in the organisation, but this isn’t always the case. The health and safety aspects which should be adhered to include the correct signage, lighting and there should be no obstructions which could be hazardous. If these measures are not taken, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Portballintrae, and Accident Advice Helpline can support you through the process.
Staff should be trained to deal with dangerous situations, particularly if they work in factories or on construction sites. Workers should never feel under threat or at risk from dangerous elements, and they should feel that they have received adequate training to deal with such eventualities.
Every employer should have insurance policies which help to protect the safety of workers and the company, should they be liable for any accidents. If you happen to have an accident and injury in the workplace, and decide to make a compensation claim in Portballintrae, you will be taking the claim out against the insurance, rather than against the employer themselves. If you are in doubt and want to find out more about your insurance cover in the workplace, you can speak to them directly.
You should only be carrying out activities which you are comfortable with and are part of your job description. If you are asked to carry out any duties which you feel worried about or you are not trained to do, you should always refuse. If you are forced to carry out duties which are unsafe and beyond your remit and it results in an accident, you could be entitled to compensation.
Claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Safety in the workplace does not just mean protection from trips and falls — there should also be security measures in place to ensure that you are not put at risk from a break in or other such physical risks to your safety. If you feel that your safety is being jeopardised in any way, you should speak to your manager.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide specialist solicitors for accidents at work. If you have been left injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a no-win, no-fee compensation claim. For expert advice on your compensation claim in Portballintrae, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: 29th July 2013
Author: David Brown