Duston is a village in Northamptonshire, England. It has been a settlement and inhabited by residents since at least Roman times and has many historical places of interest. There are many amenities here such as a football stadium, leisure centre, cinema, supermarket, and many pubs and restaurants.
Factory work has always provided the largest percentage of employment here and during it’s peak in the 1940’s the main factory of the time Shadow Factory employed more than 4,000 people. This remained open until 2002 when it was closed and the site cleared for housing purposes. The business is now operating in Poland.
Whether you work in retail, manufacturing or offices you will be well aware of the health and safety standards expected today in everyone’s place of work. By law all employers and employees need to fully adhere to the standards required by the EU working laws and this is to protect all those within the workforce. As well as the wider laws, health and safety inspectors carry out regular checks on employment establishments to investigate whether everything is as it should be.
This means things like machinery being kept to a safe standard and regularly maintained, that the atmosphere is chemical free and well ventilated and that staff are fully trained to do the job they’re employed for as well as many other requirements. Lawyers in Duston work as part of Accident Advice Helpline and have one of the highest success rates at winning work related compensation claims in the UK.
If you are unsure whether your employer is liable to pay compensation for your accident then call our freephone advice helpline on 0800 689 0500 or for mobiles dial 0333 500 0993 to speak to a trained and dedicated advisor regarding your accident who can tell you almost immediately whether you do have a case for compensation.
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Every employee has the right to attend work in a safe environment, your employer does have a duty of care – required by law – to protect you. Safety equipment must always be provided, machinery kept to a high standard, atmosphere properly ventilated, sufficient breaks given, sticking to the European working hours law, maintaining the whole environment to a safe standard – these are the absolute basics an employer has to ensure. If you have been injured as a result of your employer’s negligence then it is highly likely that you are eligible to claim for compensation.
We are a law firm who is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Lexcel – The Law Society. Our lawyers in Duston are fully qualified, dedicated, and passionate.
Date Published: 15th January 2014
Author: David Brown