Accidents at work
If you have been injured in an accident that occurred at work then there is a good chance that Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a Connah’s Quay no win no fee compensation claim.
No matter where you work or what your job title is everyone has the legal right to expect that they will not be put at risk whilst they are at work. This means that your employer has a duty of care to ensure that the work environment is safe and free from hazards, that your job itself has been assessed for the potential risks that may be present, that you are trained suitably and that, if deemed necessary, that you have been provided with suitable personal protection equipment to minimise any potential risks.
If your employer has failed on any of these fronts and you have been injured as a result then you could be able to make a Connah’s Quay no win no fee claim against them.
The work environment
As mentioned, it is important that your employer, as part of their duty of care, ensure that the work environment itself is safe. This can mean anything from internal and external areas and including vehicles that you may be required to drive or work out of.
Your employer should arrange for suitable procedures and policies to be implemented to make sure that the premises are routinely checked for damage and hazards. There should be a suitable reporting process put in place with checks to ensure that necessary repair work is completed in a timely fashion. General housekeeping should also be a priority to ensure that spillages are cleaned up or signed as being a hazard. This means ensuring that people are aware of the policies, and that all involved are suitably trained and aware of their own individual responsibilities.
It is important that every employee undergoes a risk assessment. This can include looking at the specifics of their work station, the job itself and any other factors that may be present. Your employer should then take the necessary steps to minimise the risk of injury associated with those risks.
Failure to perform a risk assessment, or perform the actions raised by such an assessment will mean that a Connah’s Quay no win no fee claim can be made against them should an employee be injured.
If you are injured as a result of not understanding how to work a piece of equipment or do a specific job you can make a Connah’s Quay no win no fee claim if this is down to poor training. You can also claim if you have been injured as a result of another employee’s lack of training.
Start your Connah’s Quay no win no fee today
If you think you can claim, take our 30-second test and start your Connah’s Quay no win no fee claim today. Take the test online or call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th October 2014
Author: David Brown