Injury lawyers in Twickenham
If you are employed in the UK, your employer has to safeguard your health and safety while you are at work. If they fail to do this and you are injured because of their negligence, you may want to discuss making a personal injury claim with injury lawyers in Twickenham.
So many accidents that happen in the workplace could have been avoided if the employer had followed health and safety guidelines and not been negligent of their legal duty. One of the things they should be doing is carrying out risk assessments to identify potential hazards.
Just the term risk assessments makes it sound like something that will cost the employer a lot of money, but that need not be the case. The employers need to look at every part of the business and try to identify potential dangers. They need to write down what they have found, and what actions they have taken to rectify the problem. If even a small risk remains, they need to make sure all employees are aware of this hazard, and put warning signs if possible. Some employers find that involving the employees in this process can help, as they will sometimes spot dangers that are not so obvious to the employer.
Health and safety policies
Another requirement is that the business has a health and safety policy. Like the risk assessment, the employers can do this themselves, but they must remember to include every little thing that could pose a risk. All the staff should be aware of the policy and its contents, and the employer needs to make sure they adhere to its rules.
Emergencies are generally unexpected. If an emergency situation arises in a business, there needs to be procedure in place to get everyone safely out of danger. The staff all needs to know the procedures, and then if something dreadful happens they will be aware what they have to do to become safe.
Injury lawyers in Twickenham say there are other precautions
Injury lawyers in Twickenham are aware that the above three items can be some of the most daunting for employers when they first see the precautions they should take in the workplace. There are many others, some of which will be included in the above, others that are specific to their profession. All employers need to be aware of what precautions are needed in their business. If an employee is injured at work, ignorance of the facts would not be an acceptable excuse.
Making a work related injury claim for compensation
If an employee is injured at work through the negligence of their employer, they should be making a personal injury claim for compensation. The easiest way for them to do this is to contact injury lawyers in Twickenham at Accident Advice Helpline.
We have over 13 years’ experience of making work related claims, there have been numerous among the many thousands of claims we have successfully made for the non fault victims of accidents.
Call our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, where you can speak to one of our friendly advisors. Or visit our website and complete the 30-second test, this will give you a rough idea about how much compensation you can expect to be awarded.
Date Published: 30th December 2013
Author: David Brown