Over the years our injury solicitor in Seagrave has helped hundreds of people make personal injury claims against their current and former employers.
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Work Based Accidents requiring an injury solicitor in Seagrave
Unfortunately accidents at work are fairly commonplace and can happen in a variety of different ways. Generally speaking an accident at work is often the fault of an employer (although of course it does not always have to be the case – so speak to an injury solicitor in Seagrave before commencing with a claim against your employer, as sometimes an accident is just simply that).
Employers have a duty of care to all members of staff that work for them to try to do everything they can to ensure their safety. There are various laws and regulations in place to help them achieve this, and if these are followed appropriately then a vast majority of accidents can be successfully avoided. It is only when employers ignore the guidelines and do not ensure that health and safety policies are followed that situations can become dangerous for all individuals concerned.
Our in house, specialised, work based accident injury solicitor in Seagrave has helped many people gain compensation following accidents at work, none least so than hairdressers.
Hairdressers work in environments potentially fraught with danger.
As a hairdresser you are at an increased risk of being burnt. On a day to day basis you are exposed to a wide variety of heat-styling tools such as hairdryers, hair straighteners, and curling tongs. Such pieces of equipment should be inspected regularly by your employer to ensure that they are in a safe condition, and if they are not they should be repaired or replaced immediately. Policies should also be in place to remind all members of staff that such pieces of equipment should be turned off when not in use, to prevent accidental burning.
As hairdressers frequently deal with a wide variety of chemicals, including bleaches, there is a possibility that they can receive chemical burns. Members of staff working with these substances should have the adequate training to know how to handle them. Also, such chemicals should be stored correctly and labelled appropriately to avoid accidental misuse.
Failure to ensure any of the above conditions could leave your employer open to being liable for any accident, and resulting injury, that might occur. Employers have to be very careful to adhere to all the practices that they are legally obliged to do, otherwise they could find that an injury solicitor in Seagrave is suggesting they are responsible for their employee’s injuries, and have to pay compensation as a result.