Have you been injured at work in Wellingborough?
If you have had an accident, then you might be able to make a claim against the person who was responsible for the accident occurring. Perhaps you have been injured at work in Wellingborough.
For example, if your accident occurred whilst you were at work, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer provided of course that the accident was their fault.
This is where Accident Advice Helpline and our team of in-house solicitors comes in. Firstly, we will be able to tell you whether or not your accident and the injuries you have sustained make you eligible to make a claim. You can also determine this for yourself by taking our 30 second test.
Our solicitors will then be able to work with you to gather all of the information needed to proceed with your claim and help establish why your employer is liable for your accident in Wellingborough.
No matter why an accident in Wellingborough has occurred, or the situation in which it took place, when an injury occurs within a work environment, it is often because an employer has failed to perform a risk assessment.
A risk assessment is designed to ensure that the premises which workers are expected to work in, and the activities that they are meant to do, are safe. All employers, regardless of their industry or the number of employees they have working for them, are required to complete regular risk assessments, and in most cases document them.
In order to avoid an accident in Wellingborough from occurring an employer should:
- Look for hazards which may be in place within the work area. These can include things which are likely to cause trips, slips, falls or other forms of injury such as dangerous machinery.
- Determined who is likely to get injured by such hazards. For example, in the case of a kitchen where an oven has been highlighted as a potential hazard, a key employee likely to be at risk of injury is a chef.
- Consider the risks identified and determine whether these can be minimalized. This may be don through training, or the provision of personal protection equipment, for example in the case of the chef, through the use of oven gloves.
It is advisable that the risk assessment is recorded, both for the employee’s benefit, and for the employer’s benefit. If a risk assessment has been completed, and the steps have not been taken, and an accident in Wellingborough has occurred, then it will be easy for us to make a claim for you.
It is also important that your employer reviews the risk assessment on a regular basis to ensure that nothing has changed, and that additional risks have not presented themselves since the last assessment was completed.
Call for advice
If you would like to receive free, no obligation advice about your claiming after being injured at work in Wellingborough, please contact us at Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown