Lower Stondon is a small village in Central Bedfordshire close to the Hertfordshire Border and has a population of approximately 2000. The village is part of the larger Stondon civil parish, with the name ‘Stondon’ deriving from the Saxon word meaning Stone Hill. Some of the residents will be employees and some of them employers. Whichever they may be, like everyone else in the UK, they have to make sure they do nothing to make the workplace unsafe. If they do not comply with all the health and safety regulations, they may well find themselves facing an injury claims lawyer in Lower Stondon.
The employer should know all the rules and regulations, or he may end up facing an injury claims lawyer in Lower Stondon
Employers claiming they were unaware of certain rules and regulations will not be let off if one of their employees is injured because of their negligence and it will not stop an injury claims lawyer in Lower Stondon helping the employee to make a claim. It is up to them to make sure they keep up to date with the current laws and legislation and this information is freely available on the HSE website.
The employees also needs to make sure they do nothing to put themselves, their workmates or their employers in danger. If an employee or employer, is injured in an accident at work that was not their fault and those injuries needed medical attention, they may want to use an injury lawyer in Lower Stondon to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Serious accidents have to be reported to HSE
Serious accidents at work must be reported to the HSE and if they suspect that the employer has not done so, the employees should report it. HSE will check the problem out and ensure it doesn’t happen to anyone else, closing the premises if necessary. The sorts of accidents they would expect to be reported are:
- Collapse of scaffolding or walls etc.
- People overcome by gas or fumes
- An injury that would need you to have more than three days off work
If you are involved in an accident that was not your fault and you sustained injuries, you may be entitled to use an injury lawyer in Lower Stondon.
All accidents should be recorded
All accidents, no matter how minor, should be recorded in an accident book. Not only will a record help you in the future if you want to use an injury lawyer in Lower Stondon, but it also helps the employer to see if similar accidents keep happening, so they can takes steps to make sure they are avoided.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help
Accident Advice Helpline are second to none for dealing with injury claims. We believe in taking care of our claimants, making sure they get the best deal for what has gone wrong for them, whether it be in the workplace or anywhere else.
On our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a land line you can speak to one of our friendly advisers or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for guidance. If you prefer you can dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our team.
Date Published: 6th October 2013
Author: David Brown