Factories and ensuring the safety of your workforce to avoid a compensation claim in Runcorn
Your place of work can present a number of potential hazards. These hazards can lead to accidents and injuries. Factory working can expose even more risks, which is why it is important for workers to be adequately protected. There are a number of ways an employer can ensure the safety of their workforce in order to reduce the likelihood of accidents. If your employer has not taken care of potential risks and you have ended up injured, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Runcorn.
There are lots of potential obstacles which can cause slips, trips and falls. If a slippage is not taken care of at the time, it may lead to an accident which can cause a serious injury. If there are boxes or wires left out, this can also lead to trips and falls. It is important for employers to take care of these types of hazards. Failure to do so could lead to a compensation claim in Runcorn.
Personal protection equipment
Factories can be dangerous places to work in. Workers may be exposed to harmful chemicals which can cause serious illnesses and/or injuries. It is essential for workers to be provided with the right personal protection equipment to be able to carry out their jobs effectively, without being exposed to anything which may cause an accident or injury.
Adequate noise levels
If workers are exposed to high noise levels, it can lead to damage in the ears. In some cases, it can even cause deafness. A loss of hearing can have huge bearings on a person’s quality of life. It can mean the inability to work or deal with social situations in the same way. It is important that noise levels are kept to a minimum. If workers are exposed to noise through the use of equipment and other variables, they should be provided with the appropriate personal protection equipment.
The equipment used by workers should be tested regularly and replaced whenever required to ensure safety at all times. It may include the use of ladders, hand tools or office machinery. If this is not taken care of, it could potentially lead to accidents and injuries. If employers are not taking care of equipment and they end up putting their workers at risk, it can lead to a compensation claim.
If you have been involved in a workplace accident and someone else was to blame, you can speak to Accident Advice Helpline. We will be able to offer you support and the expertise of our trained in-house solicitors. The advisors will ensure you get the best possible chance of a successful outcome for your claim. The no-win, no-fee obligation means that you won’t have to pay out a penny if your claim is unsuccessful.
To speak to an adviser about a potential compensation claim in Runcorn, just call 0800 689 0500 on your landline. Alternatively, use your mobile to get in touch on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 5th August 2013
Author: David Brown