Has lack of safety at work and related injuries caused you to be ill?
Whether or not we enjoy our job, we should all be entitled to be kept as safe as possible while we’re at work. If lack of safety at work and related injuries have caused you to be ill then you need some good legal advice.
Some jobs are safer than others. If you work in a bank then your risk of physical injury at work may be less than if you work on a construction site. Your employer has a responsibility to maintain as safe a working environment as possible at all times.
Undertaking risk assessments is an important part of your employer’s responsibility to employees. This means ensuring that employees are made fully aware of what risks they might face in their particular work. Staff should be trained and provided with safe equipment to do their job.
The working environment should be safe, well ventilated with adequate lighting. Overcrowding and fumes, if a problem, must be addressed. If staff are required to work with machinery then this must be maintained and training given on its operation.
Carrying out regular risk assessments and putting things right should be in place to protect you
When lack of safety at work and related injuries have affected you
If the worst has happened and you have been injured at work through no fault of your own then you need to contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible to claim some compensation.
Perhaps you’ve not been provided with personal protection equipment or you’ve suffered stress from working in a congested and noisy environment. Have you fallen from a height on a construction site or been burnt or scalded in a commercial kitchen? There are many kinds of workplace injuries and these are just a few examples.
It is your duty to follow your workplace rules and regulations but if these are lacking you should report problems to your employer. Your employer has a legal obligation to protect employees and keep them safe at work.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are a well respected and long established law firm experienced in helping victims of non fault accidents get the recompense they deserve. Financial compensation for your injuries can improve your recovery and rescue your finances.
Our lawyers will work for you on a no win no fee promise. This means if your claim is unsuccessful you won’t pay your lawyer’s legal fees.
If your accident happened within the last three years and you were not to blame then contact us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 17th May 2013