How to avoid needing an injury lawyer Kenilworth for workplace injuries
Kenilworth is a town in Warwickshire. The 2001 census recorded a population of 23,219. A settlement existed at Kenilworth by the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, which records it as Chinewrde meaning “farm of a woman named Cynehild”.
Employers in Kenilworth, no matter what their trade or profession, have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of their employees while in the workplace. This is easier said than done in some businesses, but they should at least make you aware of any risks and do their best to reduce them as much as possible, otherwise they may find themselves facing an injury lawyer in Kenilworth.
Take note employers, if you want to avoid facing an injury lawyer Kenilworth
There are a number of standard key areas all employers should address, such as:
- Keep an accident book to record all accidents, no matter how minor they may be.
- Put procedures in place that everyone knows, in case of an emergency.
- Have regular fire drills.
- Carry out risk assessments and act on their findings.
- Report any serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
- Have a health and safety policy and ensure all employees know its contents.
- If needed, provide free of charge, protective clothing.
- Ensure you have enough space to work comfortably.
- Give proper training for any plant and equipment you will have to use.
- Make sure that all equipment is in proper working order.
- Ensure if safety guards or devises are need, they are fitted and working.
- Not let staff use the equipment without using the safety mechanisms.
- Make sure all employees take proper breaks.
- Keep walkways clear from obstructions and spillages.
- Do not allow wires to be trailing across where staff have to walk.
Hopefully, if the employers do all these things, the workplace will be a safer environment and you will be less likely to have to use an injury lawyer in Kenilworth.
Employees also have responsibilities to ensure they don’t need the services of an injury lawyer Kenilworth
Employees also have a responsibility to their employer, their workmates and themselves to keep the workplace safe. They should:
- Not consume alcohol during working hours.
- Report any accident to the person in charge.
- If in any doubt that the employer has reported a serious incident to HSE, report it themselves.
- Not do anything that would put themselves, or anyone else on the premises, in any danger.
- Refuse to use any equipment they have not been properly trained for.
- Refuse to use any equipment if the safety features are not in place or not working.
- Make sure they wear any protective clothing they have been given.
Accident Advice Helpline have huge experience in dealing with work related personal injury claims
We have been providing access to justice for non-fault victims of accidents for over 15 years and have the knowledge and experience you need on your side. Making a claim against your employer would not mean them having to pay out a lot of money, they will be insured against such eventualities and it is the employers’ liability insurer that will settle the claim. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 for all the assistance you need.
Date Published: 6th October 2013
Author: David Brown