Everyone expects to be safe when they go to work, and even in dangerous jobs, you expect the right precautions to be in place to ensure that you are not injured in an accident that was not your fault, so that you do not have to make an accident at work claim.
But this is not always the case, and every year, there are serious injuries and deaths in British workplaces, often caused because the employer has not complied with the health and safety rules and regulations. Was your health and safety ignored at work in Lichfield?
Consequences for your employer – an accident at work claim
There is more for employers to be concerned about if they do not comply with the health and safety regulations than an accident at work claim, they could be prosecuted because of the way they have behaved.
Ensuring the safety of the workforce is all part of being a boss, just as much as paying their wages is. If employees are injured because of their employer’s negligence, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigate and find the employer have breached the rules, they can be prosecuted which can result in heavy fines, and in extreme cases, a prison sentence.
Most employers take these matters very seriously, but there will always be some who do not seem to care whether their staff are injured or not, as long as they turn out the work, that is all they are bothered about.
Was your health and safety ignored at work in Lichfield by a negligent employer?
If you are injured in an accident at work caused through the negligence of your employer, they should be reported to HSE. Although you have the right to make an accident at work claim for compensation, the way they are behaving needs to be stopped, and HSE are the best people to handle this.
As with any accident, unless the guilty party admits they are at fault, you have to prove your claim, and a report from HSE could be vital evidence to help you in this quest. They make an accident report for every investigation they are involved in, and these reports usually point the finger of blame.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped many thousands of employees make a personal injury claim against their employer, and although some are unsure because of the effect it will have on the boss/worker relationship, most of them go ahead, and statistics show that very few of them have a problem with their boss after making a claim against them.
We are a specialist law firm that as handled just about every claim imaginable over the last 14 years, and claims against employers is not unusual. Our solicitors and lawyers are experts in all types of claims, and we are confident that you will not regret using our services for your accident at work claim. Call our helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.