Employers and employees have responsibilities to each other if they want to avoid using an injury lawyer Morden
An employer has certain responsibilities towards their employees, including:
- Protecting their health and safety while in the workplace;
- Making sure all equipment in use works properly and that any safety devices needed are fitted as well;
- Making sure the staff know how to use the equipment with putting themselves or anyone else in danger;
- Providing any protective clothing that is needed free of charge;
- Having emergency procedures in place that all the staff know; and
- Carrying out risk assessments and acting on any safety issue that is found.
This is just a fraction of ways the employer can put in place to protect the health and safety of their employees, and if they do not create a safe working environment and an accident occurs, they may well end up having to deal with an injury lawyer in Morden.
Employees have responsibilities towards their employers and workmates, such as:
- Not appearing at work the worse for alcohol — this is a sackable offence;
- Keeping the work area in a tidy condition — if not, it may cause someone to have an accident;
- Ensuring they wear any protective clothing provided;
- Ensuring that any machinery is in proper working order before they use it, and if not reporting it immediately; and
- Taking any breaks that are part of the working day, as tiredness can lead to lack of concentration which can be lethal.
Accidents will still happen
Even if the employer and employees follow all the health and safety guidelines, there will still be occasions when accidents happen. Accidents at work can be very nasty and cause untold damages to the person involved, both physical and psychological.
It is not only one-off accidents that are the problem — you could incur an injury over a long period, something like repetitive strain injury, back damage, carpel tunnel syndrome, lung disease or some form of psychological illness to name just a few. These do not always become apparent until you have moved on from an employer, but if you can attribute a particular condition to a particular employment then you can claim compensation.
Work-related claims, or any other type of claim, are no problem for Accident Advice Helpline
We have a wealth of expertise gained during our many years in aiding people with their personal injury compensation claims. Many of them have been work-related, but the variety of claims we have handled is unimaginable. The knowledge we have does not exclude a claim for any type of injury from any type of accident.
You can contact our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors to put your claim in motion, or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded if you win.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis, so you have no need to worry about the costs. It’s free whatever way you decide to contact us, and you will have nothing to pay out until we have won your case.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown