Experienced injury lawyers throughout the UK
Employers have certain responsibilities towards their employees. They have to protect their health and safety while they are at work and make sure they have a safe working environment. They have to make sure of the following:
- Employees have enough room in which to work without excessive twisting and turning;
- All machinery and equipment have appropriate safety devices fitted and are in proper working order;
- The staff using the machinery have been correctly trained to do so;
- All the required protective clothing is supplied, at no charge to the staff;
- The company has a health and safety policy to which everyone adheres;
- The company has procedures in place in case of an emergency situation, and everyone knows what they are;
- The company carries out regular fire drills;
- The company has employers’ liability insurance with a minimum cover of £5 million, although there are a few exceptions to this rule;
- The company is aware of, and implements, any health and safety measures that relate to their particular trade or profession;
- An accident book is kept and all accidents recorded, no matter how minor they may seem; and
- Serious accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
These are just some of the precautions employers need to take, otherwise injury lawyers throughout the UK will be making personal injury claims on behalf of employees.
What experienced injury lawyers throughout the UK may say to employees
Experienced injury lawyers throughout the UK want employees to realise they need to follow a few rules as well, such as:
- Do nothing that would put themselves, their workmates or their employers in danger;
- Not appearing at work under the influence of alcohol;
- Keeping their work area in a tidy condition;
- Ensure they wear any protective clothing provided;
- Ensure any machinery is in proper working order before you use it;
- Refuse to work on any equipment that does not have the safety devices fitted; and
- Take any breaks that are part of the working day.
Apart from one-off accidents, employers also need to safeguard against longer-term conditions, some of which can take many years to manifest themselves. If the employee has already left the job when a condition becomes apparent, that does not absolve the employer from responsibility.
Making a claim against an employer
For over 15 years, Accident Advice Helpline have been helping with personal injury compensation claims, and numerous of the many thousands of victims we have dealt with have had personal injury claims against an employer.
Accident Advice Helpline are specialists in personal injury claims, no matter what the cause. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from the successful claims we have already handled. We provide the highest quality service, which gives us a reputation second to none for complete customer satisfaction.
You can contact our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors to put your claim in motion. Alternatively, you can complete the 30-second test on our website for a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded.
We operate on a no win no fee basis, so you have no need to worry about the costs.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown