Has your boss caused a Hart accident?
Although your employer, as a whole, is responsible for your welfare whilst at work, you may find that it is your boss or line manager who deals directly with your health and safety in the workplace. If you have concerns about dangers or hazards at work, you should feel comfortable raising them with your superiors so that they are able to take action and prevent a Hart accident from occurring.
However, if you report potential safety hazards to your managers and they fail to act, you may want to take things further. You may, for example, want to speak to area managers or regional managers, if your company has them, or you may want to raise your concerns with your Human Resources department.
If the company fails to respond, despite being made aware of the safety concerns, you may feel at an increased risk of suffering a Hart accident. If you’re a member of a trade union, they could assist you in making the workplace safer but, without their help, you may find it difficult to persuade your bosses to take action.
If you have reported a potential danger in the workplace and the companies fail to act, if a Hart accident does occur, you could potentially make a claim for compensation. If you’re hurt because of a Hart accident in the workplace and it wasn’t your fault, it’s likely that your employers will be held liable, particularly if they were aware of the danger and failed to do anything about it.
Unfortunately, even when people are eligible to make a claim against an employer, many don’t because they are worried about the impact it could have on their jobs. In some cases, people assume that they could be fired or punished for making a claim following a Hart accident.
In fact, your employer won’t be able to penalise you for making a genuine claim so you needn’t let this prevent you from obtaining the compensation you deserve. By making a claim, you could even be helping to improve safety in the workplace and you could stop another Hart accident from occurring in the future.
If you’ve been hurt in this way and you would like to find out more about making a claim, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? We regularly help people obtain compensation after they’ve been injured at work and we’re always happy to help potential new claimants. We’ll even provide free no obligation advice so you’ll be able to find out anything you need to know about it won’t cost you a penny.
To find out more now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help with your claim. Why miss out? Call now to get your claim started and obtain compensation as soon as possible!
Date Published: 5th July 2014