If you are employed anywhere within the UK, your employer has a legal duty towards you to ensure that you work environment is a safe place to be. They also have to ensure that they protect your health and safety, while you are at work and should do all they can to prevent accidents happening and to prevent people from being injured at work in Bellshill.
They can try to avoid accidents by following the health and safety guidelines, some of which are:
- That the staff using machinery have been correctly trained to do so.
- All the required protective clothing is supplied, at no charge to the staff.
- The company has a health and safety policy which everyone adheres to.
- The company has procedures in place in case of an emergency situation and that everyone know what they are.
- The company carries out regular fire drills.
- The company has employers liability insurance with a minimum cover of £5 million. (There are a few exceptions to this rule).
- The company is aware of, and implements, any health and safety measures that relate to their particular trade or profession.
- An accident book is kept and all accidents recorded.
- Serious accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
- All machinery and equipment has appropriate safety devices fitted and is in proper working order.
These are just some of the precautions employers need to take, otherwise a solicitor in Bellshill will be making personal injury claims on behalf of employees.
Have you been injured at work in Bellshill?
A solicitor in Bellshill wants employees to realise they need to follow a few rules as well, for example:
- Keeping their work area in a tidy condition.
- Ensure they wear any protective clothing provided.
- Ensure any machinery is in proper working order before they use it.
- Refuse to work on any equipment that does not have the safety devices fitted.
- Do nothing that would put themselves, their workmates or their employers in danger.
- Not appearing at work the worse for alcohol.
Apart from one off accidents, employers also need to safeguard against longer term conditions, some of which can take many years to manifest themselves. If the employee has already left the job when a condition becomes apparent, that does not absolve the employer from their responsibility.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with your personal injury claim
For over 15 years Accident Advice Helpline have been helping with personal injury compensation claims and many claimants have had personal injury claims against an employer.
We have a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from the successful claims we have already handled and we work with lawyers all over Scotland so there is a good chance that we’ll be able to help you with your claim.
If you’ve been injured at work in Bellshill and you want to find out more about making a claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.