Accidents involving glass cuts at work and factory accident compensation in Denbighshire
In the workplace there may be times you have to use glass receptacles as part of what you do and when doing so there could be a chance that an accident might occur. If an accident has occurred using glass receptacles do you know what to do in order to minimise the damage caused by glass cuts? Do your colleagues know how to administer first aid for glass cuts?
If not and your injuries are severe then you may be eligible to make a claim for factory accident compensation in Denbighshire. Glass cuts are not always straight forward. It is not always a case of applying a plaster or dressing etc and the wound heals.
Sometimes a glass wound may have small almost invisible to the naked eye-sized granules of glass that get into the skin and cause problems with nerve endings. Accident Advice Helpline and their team of expert advisers have been providing help and advice to individuals just like you who have suffered glass cuts that have gone beyond simple wounds and caused further problems; in some cases leading to the receipt of factory accident compensation in Denbighshire.
Administering first aid correctly in the workplace
Accident Advice Helpline and their advisers cannot stress how important it is to have first aid administered by a properly trained first aider. Although it is true that anyone can put on a plaster or wrap a dressing around a wound, to ensure the wound is properly cleaned and free of debris it should be attended to by a fully trained first aider. As an employer, if you allow someone who has not been in receipt of the proper first aid training to administer first aid then you are in breach of your health and safety regulations and may be liable to pay factory accident compensation in Denbighshire.
As an employee if you have first aid performed on you by someone who has not been properly trained by the relevant bodies then you may find that you are eligible to receive factory accident compensation in Denbighshire if their first aid treatment has led to further problems with your injuries.
Ensuring health and safety procedures are in place
It is the job of your employer to ensure that there are proper and safe health and safety procedures in place should you or any of your work colleagues suffer injuries through an accident that wasn’t your fault. Without such procedures in place there could be complications when it comes to dealing with accidents and their fallout and the injuries incurred could be more severe and the healing process longer.
In the workplace there should be properly signposted emergency exits, the locations of all first aid boxes should be known to all and the name of the registered first aider should be made known to all staff members. If these simple procedures are not followed then you may find that as an employee who has suffered an accident at work you may well be entitled to factory accident compensation in Denbighshire.
I’ve had an accident that wasn’t my fault – can I claim factory accident compensation in Denbighshire?
If you have been injured through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to factory accident compensation in Denbighshire especially if the accident occurred within the last three years (within the current 36 months). Contact our Accident Advice Helpline advisers on our 24/7 telephone numbers; our freephone landline 0800 180 4123 or our 24/7 mobile number 0333 500 0992. You can also text the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will return your call to guide you through the initial assessment process.
Date Published: 22nd November 2014
Author: David Brown