If your employer does not comply with health and safety legislation, and you are injured in an accident at work because of their negligence, a lawyer in Todmorden will help you to make a claim for compensation.
Many people seem to think that health and safety measures are too much hassle, until they become a blameless victim of an accident caused through the lack thereof, then they realise just how important they are.
Putting health and safety in place
All employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. There are many rules and regulations with which they should comply to make this possible, but there are two in particular that, if completed, will cause most of the others to fall into place without a problem.
A risk assessment sounds an expensive item, and it can be if you involve a specialist firm to complete it for you. For some larger firms this is the best option, but it is not part of the regulations — your employer can do it themselves, if they prefer.
A risk assessment involves going around the business and finding every potential hazard. Assessors should write down everything they find, and how they resolved it. Many employers involve the staff in doing this, as they might spot something the employer misses.
If there are any risks that cannot be eradicated, then all staff should be warned about them and plenty of easily understood signs should be put in place as constant reminders of the danger.
Health and safety policies
Once the risk assessment has been completed, it will be much easier to put together a health and safety policy, as your employer will be more aware of what needs to be included.
Every staff member should be aware of the contents of the policy, and they should abide by its rules. If they go against the company’s health and safety policy and are injured in an accident, it could jeopardise their chances of making a personal injury claim.
Health and safety rules and regulations exist to protect the staff. You should always follow the guidelines, and refuse to do a job which falls outside of them.
Using a lawyer in Todmorden to make a personal injury claim
If you are injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation, and should contact a lawyer in Todmorden at Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a claim.
We have been helping faultless victims for over 14 years, and many thousands of them have received the compensation to which they were entitled after being injured in an accident that was not their fault.
Our friendly, expert claims advisors are ready to assist you through the process of making a compensation claim, if you want to continue after you have all the information you need to decide. You can call them on our freephone number: 0800 180 4123.