All Uk employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. If they fail in their responsibility, and you are injured in an accident at work in Wortwell, or anywhere else in the country, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against them.
How employers can avoid an accident at work in Wortwell
Every job has its own dangers, but there are some things that apply to every employment, such as:
- Carrying out risk assessments and actings on their findings
- Making sure all equipment and machinery is in good working order, and fitted with safety guards if relevant.
- Ensuring all walkways are get free of obstacles and spillages
- Making sure staff are properly trained to use any equipment or machinery safely
- Having a health and safety policy in place, and making sure staff adhere to it
Just these five things can make a big difference to the safety of your workplace, and to find out what other measure they need to take, your employer just has to visit the site of the Health and Safety Executive, where they will find the information for what trade or profession they are in.
The seriousness of an accident at work
The consequences of an accident at work can be dire. Some people recover in just a few works, others have their lives changed forever, and some victims lose their lives. If you have an accident at work, you seriously should consider claiming compensation. This can help to make your injuries a little easier to cope with, and help you to get your life back to some normality.
Don’t be put off out of loyalty to your boss, it is their fault you are suffering. Another UK law is that they are insured for such events, so it will be their insurers that settle the claim. Also, the fact someone had made them stand up for what they have done, often has the affect of them taking more care in the future. This could prevent someone else experiencing the same accident as you.
How to claim after an accident at work in Wortwell
The simplest way to claim compensation for any type of accident that was not your fault, is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have one 15 years of experience in making successful compensation claims, and we are the law firm you want on your side.
For all the information you need, just give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 18th August 2013
Author: David Brown