A Knowsley accident at work claim for compensation is made because an employee has been injured in an accident at work that was not their fault. Most of these type of accidents are caused by employers not following the health and safety laws. This is something they can be prosecuted for, as well as having a Knowsley accident at work claim made against them.
The precautions employers can take to avoid prosecution and a Knowsley accident at work claim
The Health and Safety Executive(HSE) are the government body that monitors health and safety in the workplace and their website is a goldmine of information on what employers should do, some of the rules relating to all businesses and some relating to particular trades and professions.
For instance, it is illegal to be on a construction site without wearing a hard hat, but of course that should not be needed if you work in an office. This is just an example of the types of things that can relate specifically to a trade or profession and your employer has a legal duty to find out about theirs.
Like all government websites, the HSE site is very user friendly, but if your employer cannot find the information they require, HSE will gladly assist if asked. Your employer really has no excuse for not knowing what they should be doing, and once they have the information they just need to put the correct measures in place.
Some of the more general rules that apply to all businesses are:
- Risk assessments should be carried out and their findings acted upon
- The businesses should have a health and safety policy that all employees know, and comply with
- There should be procedures in place in case of an emergency situation, such as a fire
- Any protective clothing or equipment that is needed to do a job safely should be provided by the employer, free of any cost to the employee
- An accident book should be kept, with all accidents recorded in it
- Serious accidents should be reported to HSE
These really are a tiny sample of the rules and regulations that your employer should be complying with and if they fail to do so, and you are injured in an accident at work, their negligence means you could be entitled to make a Knowsley accident at work claim for compensation.
The stress free way to make your compensation claim
At Accident Advice Helpline, we realise that you will have suffered more than enough trauma from the accident that you were injured in, and we endeavour to make sure you do not get more stress from making your claim.
We will deal with the process quickly and efficiently and not ask you for any money to start the work. With us taking the strain of the claim off your shoulders and you knowing you will not have to pay us a penny if your claim is lost, hopefully your compensation claim will not cause you worry and stress and you will be able to concentrate on more important things, like recovering.
Date Published: 27th September 2014