Work-related injury claim in Lympsham
Lympsham is situated in Somerset near Weston-super-Mare. Residents there are just as likely to have an accident in the workplace and need to make an injury claim in Lympsham.
An injury claim in Lympsham explained
Employers have a duty of care to their employees to protect their health, safety and welfare while in the workplace. As part of this, they have to:
- Make sure you have enough space to work comfortably;
- Ensure all plant and equipment is in proper working order;
- Ensure all safety guards are in place;
- Make sure you are properly trained to use the plant and equipment;
- Make sure you take proper breaks;
- Keep walkways and floors clean and free from obstruction;
- Provide, free of charge, any protective clothing needed;
- Keep a record of all accidents no matter how minor;
- Report serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE); and
- Carry out risk assessments and act upon their findings.
If the employer is negligent in their responsibilities, you should tell them of your concerns. If they don’t act and you have an accident, you may be eligible for an injury claim in Lympsham.
Risk assessments are not as awful as they sound. The employer simply needs to walk around the workplace looking for anything that might cause an accident. Discussing the matter with the employees is a good idea, because they may have spotted something the employer has missed. When all the risky areas have been identified, action has to be taken to reduce those risks and the possibility of an accident. If this is not done and you have an accident at work, you will be able to make an injury claim in Lympsham.
The business will be insured
You do not need to worry that the business will collapse and your workmates lose their jobs if you make an injury claim in Lympsham against your employer. Most employers legally must have employer’s liability insurance with a minimum cover of £5 million, although most insurance companies now have a lower entry level of £10 million for this type of insurance. The insurance company will supply a certificate of insurance each year on renewal. This should really be on display for the entire workforce to see, but if it is not and you ask to see it, the employer has to show it to you.
How to make your injury claim in Lympsham
Contact Accident Advice Helpline — that’s the best way to make your injury claim in Lympsham. We are experts in personal injury compensation claims of all types and have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled.
There is a 30-second test on our website which will give you a rough idea of what you can expect to receive, or you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our advisors. They are friendly, professional and their advice is free of charge.
Date Published: 21st August 2013