Employers are legally bound to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work, but unfortunately there are some who do not take this duty as seriously as they should, and they sometimes end up with a personal injury claim in Ebbw Vale being made against them.
The types of accidents at work a personal injury claim in Ebbw Vale are made for
There are these types of employers in all trades and professions, some who put profit before safety and some for who the speed of the job is more important. The employees that work for them are in danger of being injured every day they go to work and if every time one of them is injured in an accident that was because of the negligence of their employer, they can make a personal injury claim in Ebbw Vale for compensation.
Just some of the accidents a negligent employer could cause include:
- Falls from height can happen in many different trades, construction and warehousing being two typical example of where this type of accident is common. They could be prevented by ensuring all scaffolding, stairs and rails are safe, and by providing safety harnesses for the workers to wear.
- Accidents with site plant and equipment can cause people electric shocks if it is not properly maintained, or there could be an accident with something like a forklift truck. Only adequately trained people should be allowed to use any plant and equipment, as some of it can be very dangerous in inexperienced hands.
- Trailing wires and cables are a hazard in many workplaces, often because the employer cannot be bothered to have the correct sockets installed. This is something that should never be allowed, as someone tripping up on them could end in all sorts of nasty situations.
- Exposure to dangerous substances can be avoided if the correct protective clothing and equipment is provided by the employer, as it should be, without any charge to the employee.
These are just 4 causes of accidents that happen in workplaces every day of the week, many of which vigilant employers take the correct precautions to avoid.
Making a personal injury claim in Ebbw Vale because of a negligent employer
Accident at work claims are among the most common of the accident claims Accident Advice Helpline are asked to deal with. We deal with all types of accidents claims, though, as long as the accident you were injured in was not your own fault, we will be able to help.
We have been making successful claims for over 14 years and have a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise. This has made us one of the leading specialist law firms in the UK personal claim industry and has helped to build our reputation for providing a high quality service that is second to none.
Call our freephone helpline if you would like to know more about making claims and to see if we can help you with yours.