Health and safety is important
Mordiford is a village in Herefordshire. The village grew up around an ancient ford over the River Lugg. The river is now crossed by the oldest surviving bridge in Herefordshire, dating in part to circa 1352 and completed in the 16th century. Mordiford is best known for the legend of its dragon, which some said would amble down from its lair in Haugh Wood to drink from the confluence of the rivers Wye and Lugg near the village.
Employees of Mordiford and anywhere else need to be working in a safe environment, otherwise their employer may have to face an injury lawyer in Mordiford.
Our injury lawyer in Mordiford likes employers to obey the law
Employers are required by law to protect the health and safety of your employees while they are at work. This means that your health and safety measures need to include:
- Making sure there is enough workspace to be able to work comfortably;
- Avoiding excessive twisting and turning;
- Avoiding excessive gripping and vibration;
- Making sure all plant and machinery is in proper working order and fitted with the required safety devices;
- Ensuring the staff know how to use any equipment properly;
- Providing employees with any protective clothing that may be needed for free;
- Having emergency procedures in place and making sure all staff know them;
- Having health and safety policy that the employees all understand is important;
- Regular fire drills can be awkward, but are a necessity;
- An accident book to record all accidents should be kept;
- Serious accidents need reporting to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE);
- Risk assessments should be carried out and any findings acted upon. The employees can be helpful with this, they may have spotted a hazard that you have missed; and
- The employees need regular breaks.
If your employer does not obey the law, and you are involved in an accident because of their negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using an injury lawyer in Mordiford.
Employees of old
Former employees could develop an illness even after they have left employment, but if they can still attribute the illness to the time they worked for an employer, they may be able to make an injury claim using an injury lawyer in Mordiford. For example, this could happen with a small amount of chemicals in the air, which would not affect a person in the short term but over a period of years could have a bad effect on their health.
Your employer cannot discriminate
If you have been injured in an accident at work and make a personal injury compensation claim, it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you, and if they do then you are entitled to take them to an employment tribunal.
Accident Advice Helpline have many years of experience in dealing with work-related claims. We have the expertise that you need on your side to make the whole experience as simple and hassle-free as possible. Call our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, to speak to one of our friendly advisors, or complete the 30-second test on our website to find out if you have a valid claim.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown