If you have been injured in your workplace, through no fault of your own, you may be able to make an injury claim in Pickering
Employers in the UK have a legal duty to protect the welfare, health and safety of their employees while in the workplace. If they do not and you have an accident in which you are injured, and the accident was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim Pickering.
What you should expect of your employer so they avoid an injury claim in Pickering
Some things the employers need to do are standard health and safety common sense. Others will have extra responsibilities because of the type of work they are involved in. The main things they should do are:
- Ensure you have enough space to work in comfort. This is to stop constant twisting and turning of your body that can lead to muscle problems
- Ensure all plant and equipment is in proper working order, that all safety devises are fitted and in proper working order, and that the operatives are adequately trained in the use of the machinery
- Not let staff use the equipment if any of the above is not on place
- Make sure all employees take proper breaks
- Make sure all staff takes their holiday entitlement.
- Keep walkways free and clear of spillages and obstructions
- Do not allow trailing wires
- Make sure there are signs warning of any potential hazards
- Keep and accident book and make sure all accidents, no matter how minor, are recorded in it
- They must put procedure in place in case there is an emergency
- Carry out regular fire drills
- Have a health and safety policy and make sure all employees adhere to it
- Report any serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Provide any protective clothing that is needed free of charge
- Carry out risk assessments and act on their findings
If your employer does not comply with the regulations, or any others that apply to your trade, then they run the risk of having to face an injury claim Pickering.
After the medical practitioners, where you should go for your personal injury compensation claim
If you think your employer has been negligent and you have been injured because of it, you should make a personal injury compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with work related injuries and illnesses for over 13 years. We have helped many thousands of claimants, from all types of accidents, get the compensation to which they were entitled.
We have a 30-second test on our website which will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and give you w rough idea of the amount you may receive.
Or you can contact our advisers on 0800 689 0500. They are professional, friendly and trained to give you free legal advice regarding your claim. After you have had a chat with them, if you still want to proceed, they will start your claim for you.
Date Published: 8th September 2013