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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury lawyer in Portland

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Portland

    A free employment accident claim guide

    Portland Place is a street in the Marylebone district of Central London. The street was laid out by the brothers Robert and James Adam for the Duke of Portland in the late 18th century and originally ran north from the gardens of a detached mansion called Foley House. It was said that the width of the street was conditioned by the Duke’s obligation to his tenant, Lord Foley, that his views to the north would not be interfered with.

    If you have had an accident in which you were injured, you may like to see the free employment accident claim guide produced by an injury lawyer in Portland.

    The start of the free guide

    Firstly, most employers have to have employers’ liability insurance in case a personal injury claim is made against them. This insurance, like most others, settles any personal injury compensation claims so that the employer does not have to pay it from the business. They are legally required to have minimum cover of £5 million, although many companies offer entry level cover of £10 million.  There are a few exceptions to this requirement, such as:

    • Government departments;
    • Health trusts;
    • Travel executives; and
    • Local authorities.

    An employer whose employees are based abroad and spend no more than 14 work-related days in the UK could also not have employers’ liability insurance, although it is recommended that they do so.

    The employer’s duties

    Employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work, and this includes:

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    • Making sure they have enough space to work in;
    • Avoiding excessive twisting and turning;
    • Making sure they take proper breaks;
    • Ensuring all equipment is in proper working order;
    • Ensuring that all equipment has whatever safety devices are required;
    • Making sure all staff are properly trained to use the equipment;
    • Keeping an accident book in which they record all accidents, no matter how minor;
    • Having procedures in place in case of emergency, and making sure that all staff know them;
    • Having a health and safety policy which all staff know;
    • Having regular fire drills;
    • Carrying out risks assessments and acting upon the findings;
    • Regulating the use of vibrating tools;
    • Regulating the noise levels; and
    • Regulating exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances.

    There are other rules that are trade-specific, but each employer should know which ones relate to them or they may end up having to face an injury lawyer in Portland.

    The free guide continues

    The free guide continues in more detail about accidents and injuries, but basically if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We will assist you with your personal injury compensation claim. Phone our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak with one of our friendly advisors or complete the 30-second test online.

    Don’t be put off by the costs — we operate on a no win no fee* basis, so no money is needed upfront to start your claim.

    Date Published: 18th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.