Injury lawyer in Polesworth
Polesworth is a large village in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire. Polesworth was once the site of an abbey. Polesworth Abbey was founded in 827 by King Egbert with his daughter Editha (later Saint Editha) as Abbess.
It prospered for 700 years but was disbanded as part of the Dissolution of Monasteries. In 1544 the Crown granted the lands of the Abbey to Francis Goodere, who used the stones of the Abbey to build a manor house, Polesworth Hall.
While building the manor house, there was no doubt a few accidents, but in those days, there was no right to compensation as there is today. If you are injured in an accident nowadays, and the accident was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim, using an injury lawyer in Polesworth.
If an accident at work causes you injuries, you may want to use an injury lawyer in Polesworth
Slips, trips and fall at work are one of the most reported injuries averaging more than 40% of all major injuries particularly, if the fall at work is from height. This can happen all to easily if you work in construction or warehousing.
There are laws to try and prevent falls at work
Law on the prevention of a fall at work comes within the jurisdiction of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) rules and regulations, which state:
- The employers, wherever possible, should minimise the amount of work that has to be carried out at height.
- Employers, so far as is reasonably possible, must protect the health and safety of all employees, and anyone that is affected by their work including steps to control slips, trips and falls.
- Employees have a duty not to put himself or herself or any one else in danger.
- Employees must use any safety equipment the employer provides.
- The employer must assess the risks involved, and address any risks found.
- The employer must make sure that all floors are in a good, suitable condition, and that they are free from any obstructions to enable people to move around safely.
Common sense things an employee should do to prevent falls at work
There are several things an employee you should do to help prevent a fall at work.
- Take great care when working at height
- If you see any damaged floors or mats report it to your employer.
- If you see a spillage clean it up, or arrange for it to be cleaned up, as soon as possible.
- If you see an obstruction, move it, or arrange for it to be moved, as soon as possible.
- If you are given protective clothing, look after it and wear it. If it becomes damaged tell your employer so replacements can be arranged.
- Play your part and keep your workplace tidy.
If the employer and employee have taken all preventative measures, and an accident still happens, providing the fall was not your own fault, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice helpline are the experts in dealing with these matters for you. We have untold experience in all types of personal injury compensation claims including fall at work. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 for all the help you will need.
Date Published: 16th October 2013
Author: David Brown