If you’re an employer, it will be worth bearing in mind that cutting corners in an effort to save a few quid is rarely a good idea. This will be particularly true when it comes to the safety of your workers. Providing safety training, the proper safety equipment and making sure everything in your workplace poses no threat of doing somebody an injury in an accident that was not their fault may sound expensive, but it will typically be a lot cheaper than paying out for a compensation claim if and when a member of your staff is hurt.
In fact, if it could be proved that you had deliberately avoided carrying out basic health and safety checks in an effort to save money, you could find that you will be forced to pay punitive damages. If a worker is injured seriously enough, this could see you facing a very high bill indeed.
Although you might find that your employer’s liability insurance would cover you, it might be the case that failing to make sure that you had followed health and safety rules could trigger one of your policies exclusions. If this were the case, a large claim could leave you in a very tricky position indeed.
Health and safety in the workplace and East Devon claims solicitors
It’s really not worth leaving it to chance; if you want to avoid facing East Devon claims accident action after one of your workers was injured. It is time to get your house in order.
If you can’t provide decent safety training in-house, get an outside agency in to do the job for you. Make sure all of the equipment in your workplace is checked. If you run an office, see to it that all your staff undergo work station assessments. Always make sure you have adequate safety equipment where you need it.
Keeping up with general maintenance issues around your premises and cleaning could also go a long way to keeping the East Devon claims accident solicitors from your door. You’d be surprised what accidents an upturned piece of carpet or puddle of liquid on the floor can cause.
It’s not difficult
Although this might mean a little more work an expense, putting things right should not be too difficult. When you bear in mind that all an injured worker would have to do is call claims accident solicitors Accident Advice Helpline who are very experienced and thorough in bring culprits and their victims justice.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then speak to our advisers by dialing 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown