All UK employers, no matter what trade or profession they work in, have a legal duty to keep you safe while you are at work. The governments watchdog for these matters, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), monitor workplaces and take strong action if they find a workplace that presents hazards to the employees. Any failure to do so could lead to a Flintshire workplace injury claim.
Employers can be heavily fined, businesses closed down, and in extreme cases a prison term served.
Most employers take matters relating to health and safety very seriously, and more so than ever, over the last twenty years, many of them have worked together with HSE to make our workplaces safer.
In spite of this, many employees are still involved in accidents at work, some of them very seriously injured and some of them lose their life.
In you work in Flintshire, and are injured in an accident at work caused by the negligence of your employer, you could be entitled to make a Flintshire workplace injury claim for compensation, and should speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out for sure.
Do you qualify for a Flintshire workplace injury claim?
Each industry has its own set of health and safety rules, but there are some that apply to every business, such as:
- Making sure you are properly trained to do your job safely
- Ensuring all equipment and machinery is in good working order, with safety guards fitted where needed
- Keeping an accident book to record all accidents in, no matter how minor they may seem
- Reporting serious accidents to HSE
This really is just a tiny sample of the rules and regulations employers have to follow, and if your fails in their duty, and you are injured because of their negligence, you should be considering making a Flintshire workplace injury claim.
Just don’t leave it longer than three years, as apart from if you claim is for an industrial illness caused by your job, that is all the time you have to get your claim started.
The specialities of Accident Advice Helpline
We are a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims for all types of accidents, including accidents at work. We have been operating for over 16 years and have helped many thousands of innocent victims get the compensation they were entitled to, and deserved.
As we work on a no win no fee* basis, you do not need to worry about financing your claim, which we will keep as simple and efficient as possible. If you would like to know more about claiming compensation, or if you want to get your claim of the ground, call our friendly advisers today, from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 27th October 2015
Author: David Brown