Employers are legally required to take care of their employees within the work place and implement any safety measures that are required. If you have been injured due to an accident at work, which was not your fault then you will more than likely be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately work accidents are very common and they can happen in every sort of job. Every work environment has its own hazards and if these are ignored then they can result in injuries.
All employers are legally required to take steps in order to ensure that the work environment is safe and that the risk of accidents happening is minimal.
What do employers need to do in order to keep employees safe?
The things that employers need to do in order to ensure that the work environment is safe are to test machinery in order to determine that it is safe to use and adequate safety equipment must be provided for the job that you are required to do. Employers are also required to provide employees with information on the possible dangers and how to avoid the dangers and this also includes providing training for the employees.
Employers are required by law to carry out regular risk assessments to ensure that there are no new risks and also to make sure that safety measures that have already been implemented are working as they should be doing.
If the employer does not do the things that they are required to do then they will be in breach of Health and Safety regulations and this can be a costly mistake for the employer.
Should I claim compensation for the accident – accident lawyer in Earls Court
Research has shown that 95% of people feel that it is important to claim the compensation that they are entitled to following an accident or having an occupational disease. An accident lawyer in Earls Court will be able to assist you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
There are some people that worry when it comes to claiming compensation from their place of work as they think that they will be dismissed from their job or treated differently. It is against employment law for your employer to dismiss you or discipline you for making a compensation claim for a work based accident. If you are dismissed for making a claim then you would be within your legal rights to make a further claim for unfair dismissal.
Types of work related accidents
There are a wide range of different work related accidents that can happen and these can be in a number of different work environments including offices, warehouses, factories, shops and also restaurants.
Work related accidents an also include when driving a car or van if it is part of your job. If you drive a company car or van as part of your job the employer has to ensure that they are roadworthy and safe to drive. If the vehicle that you drive is not maintained correctly and the driver sustains an injury due to an accident then this would give grounds for claiming compensation for a work related accident.
Make your claim for compensation
There are two main options when it comes to getting the compensation that you deserve you can either get representation through an accident lawyer in Earls Court or a national law firm. If you would like to get strong representation through a national firm then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown