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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 lawyers in Twickenham

    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.

    Risk Assessments

    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.

    Emergency procedures

    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.

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    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

    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.

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