Are you an employer?
If you are an employer you are no doubt already aware that there are various laws and regulations you must follow to ensure that the safety of your workers is maintained at all times. While accidents do happen occasionally and there is nothing you can do about them, it is important you try to foresee the potential for danger as much as possible and take the necessary action.
Failure to do this which results in someone being injured could mean that they appoint a compensation solicitor in High Bickington to fight a compensation claim against you. Of course, legally speaking you will have to have arranged for a relevant insurance policy to cover you against just such action; however, it is best for everyone if accidents can be prevented in the first place.
What if you run a construction site?
If you are in charge of employees working on a construction site then you will already know that a compensation solicitor in High Bickington may be able to find various ways to make a claim against you.
Construction sites are by their very nature dangerous environments with lots of different and heavy machinery all over the place. It is important that everyone on site is appropriately dressed and trained to perform their duties, that visitors are appropriately safeguarded against injury and that the site is secure to help avoid the potential for trespassers (such as small children) to be injured.
The specific working regulations which a compensation solicitor in High Bickington may use to determine if you are responsible for a worker’s accident on site include:
- Working at height regulations (to avoid falls)
- Risk of falling objects (suitable protective equipment should be provided)
- Protection from defective and or dangerous premises (risk assessments should be conducted)
- Defective machinery and/or equipment (training should be provided on how to use equipment safely, and these items should be maintained and inspected on a regular basis)
- Manual handling (suitable training should be provided)
- Noise exposure (excessive noise should be mitigated against to prevent conditions such as industrial deafness)
- Injury from vehicles (specifically works vehicles, training shoud be provided, signs provided to warn that vehicles are operating in specific areas, and vehicles should be regularly inspected and maintained)
Speak to a compensation solicitor in High Bickington today
If you have any concerns about whether you are meeting the necessary requirements to keep yoru workers and visitors safe then you should contact a solicitor in High Bickington today. We can provide you with additional advice on how to ensure you are not going to be held accountable for an accident that has occurred on site.
It is easy for a worker to find out if they can make a claim for compensation, all they have to do is take our 30 second test, and before you know it they could be making a claim against you.
Do all you can to protect everyone you have a duty of care towards.
If you would like any further information on these areas please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown