If you run a business that employs people, you can’t afford not to take an interest in workplace safety. This will be equally true if you employ people in a factory, an office, a bakery, or any other type of environment for that matter. The reason for this is that if any of your employees are injured in an accident that was not their fault that came about as a result of your failure to make sure they were safe, you could find yourself in court being sued for a compensation payout. No matter how well business is going, this will not be a good thing.
Workplace injuries and Isles of Scilly no win no fee* accident claims
You can go some way to protecting yourself and your business from being sued for an Isles of Scilly no win no fee* accident compensation pay-out by one of your staff members by endeavouring to ensure that you have made an effort to make sure that your workplace is as safe as it can be. If you are in any doubt as to how to go about this, you would be well advised to get in touch with the Health and Safety Executive for some free advice. Either that, or you could call in a private consultant to make sure your house is in order.
You can make a start by ensuring that your employees are not exposed to the most common workplace threats. Slips, trips and falls account for a very large proportion of the thousands of work-related Isles of Scilly no win no fee* accident compensation claims that are made annually. As such, you would be very wise indeed to make sure that there is as little chance as possible of your workers suffering this type of accident.
Keep all your walkways clear at all times, and make sure that there are no broken floor tiles or upturned pieces of carpet that might trip one of your employees up. Repetitive strain injuries are also a common workplace injury, so make sure that your staff are given workspace assessments to ensure that they are not working in a fashion that could expose them to this sort of thing.
What your employees would have to do to take action against you
All an employee who was injured in an accident that was not their fault that came about as a result of your negligence would have to do to get their Isles of Scilly no win no fee* accident compensation claim off the ground would be to retain the services of a top 100% no-win, no-fee* personal injury law firm such as us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 4th November 2014
Author: David Brown