You’re probably only too aware that it is your employer’s responsibility to uphold health and safety at work, so if you are at all concerned that you and your colleagues are at risk, you should point that out to managers. It’s always a good idea to have this sort of conversation recorded or minuted, as you can never be too sure of when you’ll need proof that shortcomings in health and safety in the workplace have been pointed out on previous occasions.
Your employer’s responsibility to uphold health and safety at work
It is your employer’s responsibility to uphold health and safety at work in all areas. This means from the moment you access the physical space your workplace occupies, there should be systems and procedures in place to keep you safe. This also covers any distance working you do – travel to other places for example, to see clients or colleagues – and it also covers your mental well-being. These are generally outlined in the employee handbook if you have one. If there is an HR department, they will be able to outline health and safety too.
If you have been let down by health and safety in the workplace and you have had an accident that caused you injuries, then you should think about making a claim for compensation against your employer.
Making a claim for a workplace accident
If you come to Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a claim through us, there are a number of things we will look out for. Our criteria for making a personal injury claim include the following:
- You have suffered an accident in the last three years
- The accident was not your fault
- You received injuries in the accident
- Your injuries were treated by a medical professional (paramedic, GP, hospital etc.)
We will be keen to track down as much evidence as possible about your accident, so if you can supply us with witnesses, CCTV, records from an accident book, photographs, or things of that ilk, this will help to make your claim stronger, and we’ll be in a better position to win you the compensation you deserve.
Claiming through Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are the law firm for you if you want experience and integrity. Established in 2000, we offer no win, no fee* as standard for all of our clients, and there are no claim set-up charges.
Claiming couldn’t be simpler, and usually, one phone call is all it takes. You can call our team by using our helpline number. Dial 0800 689 0500 (free from your landline) or if you prefer to use your mobile phone, call us on 0333 500 0993 (charges may apply). Call us and tell us all about your workplace injuries. Let’s get your claim started now.
Date Published: 5th August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell
Category: Health and safety at work