Injured in the workplace in Powys
Powys is a principal area, local government and preserved county in Mid Wales. The gold in the county coat of arms symbolises the wealth of the area. Black is for both mining and the Black Mountains. The fountain is a Medieval heraldic charge displayed as a roundel barry wavy Argent and Azure. It represents water, and refers to both the water catchment area and the rivers and lakes. Thus the arms contain references to the hills and mountains, rivers and lakes, water supply and industry.
In Wales, and all over the UK, there are employers who have a legal duty to protect the welfare, health and safety of their employees while in the workplace. If they do not comply with the regulations and an employee is injured in the workplace in Powys, they may face a personal injury claim when an employee has used injury lawyers.
How an employer can avoid dealing with injury lawyers
There are rules and regulations applying to all trades, some specific to a trade and some general for all employers. Some of the general ones are:
- Have a health and safety policy and ensure all staff know and implement the contents
- Have procedures in place in case of an emergency, and ensure all employees know what to do
- Have regular fire drills
- Carry out risk assessments and act on their findings. This can just be a case of walking round the workplace, perhaps with employees, and finding any potential risks.
- Making sure you have enough room to do your job comfortably
- All plant and equipment should be in proper working order
- Any safety guards or devices should be in place and in proper working order
- Give proper training in the use of plant and machinery
- They should make sure you have proper breaks
- They need to provide protective clothing, free of charge
- Make sure there are proper sanitary facilities
- Record all accidents in an accident book
- Report serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
These regulations are monitored by HSE, who do not react kindly to breaches of their rules. In relation to employers, their one aim is to ensure the health and safety of the workforce and anyone else that is at the business premises. If employers do not comply, they can face prosecution, as well as a personal injury claim if someone is injured, made with the help of injury lawyers in Powys, because of their negligence.
We also would not take kindly to the employers breaching the rules
Accident Advice Helpline would not take kindly to the breach of rules either. If an employee is injured because of an employer’s negligence, they legally have every right to compensation, and as we have done with many thousands of other claimants, we would ensure the employee had the access to justice they deserved to make their personal injury compensation claim.
If you’ve been injured in the workplace in Powys, get in touch. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown