Accidents at Work
While you are at work, it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure your safety, in so far as this is possible. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you are kept safe whilst performing your work duties, and should you have an accident whilst discharging these duties it will be possible that an injury lawyer in Crowborough will be able to make a compensation claim on your behalf against your employer.
An injury lawyer in Crowborough will know that your employer is responsible for your safety in a variety of scenarios.
Your employer should ensure that you are provided with suitable and adequate training to complete any task that you are asked to do, whether this task falls under your day-to-day job responsibilities and duties, or whether it is a one-off ad hoc task.
They should have suitable procedures and policies in place to ensure that you have received the adequate training. If they fail to do this and you are injured whilst performing a task that you have not been suitably trained to completed, then your injury lawyer in Crowborough will be able to argue that your employer is liable for your accident and the resulting injuries.
For example, if you have been asked to use a specific type of machinery, have not been trained on the proper techniques to use the machinery and are injured as a result, your employer would have failed in their duty of care and would be regarded as being responsible and therefore liable for your accident.
When an injury lawyer in Crowborough talks about supervision during the course of your role at work, they do not mean that you should have been supervised at all times. It simply means that some groups of the workforce might require more supervision and support than others, for example disabled workers, pregnant women and individuals who do not have English as their first language.
These individuals might require additional support to complete various tasks, and if this support has been identified as a need and has not been suitably provided, your employer could be regarded as being liable for any accident that occurs as a result.
For example, all pregnant women should undergo a risk assessment on informing their employer of their pregnancy. This is to ensure that they are fully able to complete all the tasks usually associated with their job. If a pregnant employee is asked to lift an item that would not be suitable given her pregnancy, is not provided with support to do so (for example, another member of staff to assist her) and is injured as a result, an injury lawyer in Crowborough would be able to argue that the employer is liable for the accident.
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Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown