If you undertake a task in a workplace in East Cambridgeshire at your employer’s behest, (even if you believe it to be risky), and you’re injured, you’ll probably qualify for financial compensation. If you’d like to know more about how to launch your no win no fee* accident injury claim in East Cambridgeshire, visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Don’t be intimidated by your employer
Your employers should not knowingly put your health and safety at risk. They have a duty of care to ensure that the work environment is a safe one. Any work that you are instructed to do, (especially work of a manual nature), should be risk assessed before it’s carried out. But it’s not only the employer who has a duty of care; you do too. You have a duty of care to yourself, and should not therefore knowingly put yourself at risk. However, for some people this can be somewhat difficult; especially if it means refusing a request or instruction from their employer.
Skip hire firm fined for putting employee’s health and safety risk
A skip hire firm in Bacup were recently fined for putting an employee’s health and safety at risk. They were filmed lifting a worker up to perform a task at height in a digger bucket. The 44-year-old worker was lifted up in the digger bucket to try and remove a small section of plywood which had become damaged above the roller shutter door. No safety measures had been put in place to prevent the 44-year-old from falling out of the bucket and plunging 4 metres to the ground below. Had he done so he could easily have sustained life-changing or life-threatening injuries.
It was obvious that the task was being performed as conveniently as possible with little thought to the employee’s health and safety. There were other safer methods of carrying out this work, using other equipment that was available on site, such as a personnel cage, or a ladder used in a safe manner.
Even though no one was injured in this particular event, the skip hire company were prosecuted for breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and were fined the sum of £5,000 plus costs of £1,039.
How to pre-value any no win no fee* accident in East Cambridgeshire
To find out how much compensation you could be awarded for any no win no fee* accident in East Cambridgeshire, use our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. It will only take 30 seconds of your time.
If you’d rather talk to a real person
Alternatively, if you’re not that keen on using the Internet, you can chat to one of our experienced advisors using the free helpline service that we provide. To access our helpline call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile. Bear in mind that our services come highly recommended by the famous people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen, so you know you’re going to be in safe hands.