There are many ways in which you can prevent a fall from happening while you at work, and it is your employers legal duty to try and make sure this does not happen. Avoiding a fall at work will not only mean avoiding injuries, but will also mean avoiding having to use an injury lawyer in Tetbury from Accident Advice Helpline to claim compensation.
Slips, trips or falls are one of the most common accidents to happen throughout the UK, not just at work. On average 40% of the more serious injuries happen from this type of accident, especially if you fall from a great height, into moving machinery or into the path of moving traffic.
Contact an injury lawyer in Tetbury if you have suffered an injury that was not your fault while you were at work to see if you can make an injury compensation claim.
The law on an injury at work and using an injury lawyer in Tetbury
The HSE are a government body who make sure that all employers are looking after their staffs health and safety, by following the regulations that are in place. Below are some of the more general rules that employers should implement:
- The should have a health and safety policy that they ensure all staff follow
- Carry out risk assessments and act on their findings
- Have procedures in place in case of an emergency situation
- Make sure all plant and equipment is in proper working order, and that only trained staff are allowed to use it
- Keep an accident book to record all accidents
- Report serious accidents to HSE
- Have regular fire drills
- Keep walkways free of spillages and obstructions
- Provide protective clothing free of any charge
The duty of the staff
The staff have a duty to keep themselves safe, and not to put anyone else in danger. They should:
- Make sure you follow the health and safety policy
- Know what you should do, and where you should be, in the event of an emergency or fire drill
- Refuse to use equipment that has a fault, or that you have not been trained for
- If you have an accident, no matter how minor, make sure it goes in the accident book
- If you think you employer has not reported a serious accident, you can report it yourself
- If you see spillages or obstructions in walkaway, either deal with it or arrange for them to be dealt with without any delay
- Make sure you wear any protective clothing your employer has provided
Accidents will still happen
No matter how careful everyone is accidents will still happen and workers at work will be injured through no fault of their own. Accident Advice Helpline are the experts in dealing with these matters for you. We have untold experience in all types of personal injury compensation claims including falls at work.
Contact us if you want to make a claim, with by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123, or via our website.
Date Published: 11th July 2014