If you have an accident at work you may need to make an injury claim in Newtongrange
Employers, no matter what their trade or profession, have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of their employees while in the workplace. This is easier said than done in some businesses, but they should at least make you aware of any risks as well as reducing them as much as possible, otherwise they may find themselves facing an injury claim in Newtongrange.
The things an employer should do to avoid an injury claim in Newtongrange
Every business is unique and will need to take different safety measures, but some things all employers need to do are standard, such as:
- Ensure you have enough space to work comfortably
- Give proper training for any plant and equipment you will have to use
- Make sure the all plant and equipment is in proper working order
- Ensure, if safety guards or devises are need, they are fitted and working
- Not allowing staff to use the equipment without using the proper safety mechanisms
- Make sure all employees take proper breaks
- Keep walkways clear from obstructions and spillages
- Do not allow wires to be trailing across where staff have to walk
- Keep an accident book to record all accidents, no matter how minor they may be
- Put procedures in place that everyone knows, in case of an emergency
- Have regular fire drills
- Carry out risk assessments and act on their findings
- Report any serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Have a health and safety policy and ensure all employees know its contents
- If needed, provide free of charge, protective clothing
Hopefully, if the employers do all these things, the workplace will be a safer environment and you will be less likely to have to make an injury claim in Newtongrange.
The things an employee should do to avoid an injury claim in Newtongrange
Employees also have a responsibility to their employer, their workmates and themselves to keep the workplace safe. They should:
- Refuse to use any plant or equipment they have not been properly trained for
- Refuse to use any plant or equipment if the safety features are not in place or not working
- Make sure they wear any protective clothing they have been given
- Do not consume alcohol during working hours
- Report any accident to the person in charge
- If in any doubt that the employer has reported a serious incident to HSE, report it themselves
- Do not do anything that would put themselves, or any one else on the premises, in any danger
So now we have employers and employees doing what they should and accidents will still happen, people will still be injured and need to make an injury claim in Newtongrange.
Accident Advice Helpline have huge experience in dealing with work related personal injury claims
We have been providing access to justice for non-fault victims of accidents for over 13 years, and have the knowledge and experience you need on your side. Making a claim against your employer would not mean them having to pay out a lot of money, they will be insured against such eventualities and it is the employer’s liability insurer that will settle the claim.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 for all the assistance you need.