If you want expert legal help in Weymouth and Portland, you’ll find that Accident Advice Helpline are experts at helping catering employees to start personal injury claims when they have been hurt in an accident in work that was not their own fault.
The expert legal help in Weymouth and Portland you’ll be given, will quickly establish exactly who was to blame for the accident and then start to negotiate a sum in compensation. They pride themselves on getting the highest pay outs for their clients. The money is for the injuries themselves and for the money that the employee has lost because they are injured. Most personal injury claims from catering premises are paid out of an employer’s liability insurance policy but there are some simple steps that every catering employer can take to make sure that they never hear from the Weymouth and Portland ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers in the first place!
Expert legal help in Weymouth and Portland from no win no fee* lawyers
The prevention of all accidents in catering premises begins with an adequate risk assessment. This starts with the employer considering the jobs carried out in the kitchen and the staff who work there. They need to look closely at the areas of work where there are most likely to be significant risks and to assess how long the exposure to those risks will be. A simple check list can form the basis of this and can be grouped under the following headings:
- What are the handling tasks that the workers are doing?
- What are the loads that the workers are lifting?
- What is the environment that the workers are lifting in? Does it add to the risks and could it be improved?
- What are the individual capabilities of each worker and could these change over time?
- What positions do the workers need to get in to do their job? Do they have to twist or stretch awkwardly?
- How long do the workers spend on each task? How often do they have to carry out a lift? Are they given frequent breaks?
A risk assessment is most effective at avoiding any action by Weymouth and Portland ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers if it is completed by the employer with the full involvement and co-operation of all the employees, their representatives and safety representatives. This allows the employees to tell the employer exactly how each task is carried out. It also allows them an opportunity to point out any problem areas and possible solutions. The person who is actually doing the job is often the best person to point these out. They may also have identified hazards or risks that the employer was completely unaware of.
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Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry