How do I make an Injury claim in St David’s?
Slips, trips and falls at work, are the most common reported cause of injury. Averaging more than 40% of all major injuries, particularly if the fall is from height. These can lead to an injury claim St David’s.
Does my employer need to do anything to prevent me falling and making an injury claim in St David’s?
Law on the prevention of a fall at work comes within the jurisdiction of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which states:
- Employees must use any safety equipment the employer provides.
- The employer must assess the risks involved, and address any risks found.
- The employer must make sure that all floors are in a good, suitable condition, and that they are free from any obstructions to enable people to move around safely.
- Employers, so far as is reasonably possible, must protect the health and safety of all employees, and anyone that is affected by their work including steps to control slips, trips and falls.
- Employees have a duty not to put himself or herself or any one else in danger.
As an employer what can you do to prevent a fall at work?
As an employer you have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of your employees, and the first step towards this is carrying out risk assessments, which will identify the areas of concern and assist you in taking the necessary steps. When doing this it is not a bad idea to ask your employees if they are aware of any hazards, they may well have noticed something you have missed
Risks assessments do not need to be lots of paperwork, you just need to make notes about what you found, when you found them, and what steps you have taken to try and prevent accidents. If you have less than 5 employees, the risks assessments do not have to be written down but it is advisable to do so anyway as it may help in any future compensation claims.
As an employee what can I do to prevent a fall at work?
There are several things an employee you should do to help prevent a fall at work.
- If you see a spillage clean it up, or arrange for it to be cleaned up, as soon as possible.
- If you see an obstruction, move it, or arrange for it to be moved, as soon as possible.
- If you are given protective clothing, look after it and wear it. If it becomes damaged tell your employer so replacements can be arranged.
- Play your part and keep your workplace tidy.
- If you should have an accident, or a near miss, make sure your employer knows about it. They can use the information to help prevent an accident happening to someone else.
- If you see any damaged floors or mats report it to your employer.
If all preventative measures have been taken and you still have a fall at work, providing the fall was not your own fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim in St David’s.
Accident Advice helpline are the experts in dealing with these matters for you. We have untold experience in all types of personal injury compensation claims including fall at work.