Are you one of these workers in construction or warehousing that have to wear what you think are stupid hard hats? Well next time you think ‘why bother’ just remember that they have saved the lives of countless workers in your industry and stopped many others from sustaining brain injuries.
These hard hats are so important that many employers treat it as gross misconduct not to wear one, and they will have no qualms about punishing it with instant dismissal.
By not wearing one, you put yourself at risk of being injured in an accident at work and needing to make a Llanelli accident at work claim.
Free supply to avoid a Llanelli accident at work claim
Employers have a legal duty to provide employees with whatever protective clothing and safety gear they need to do their job safely, and hard hats come within this rule.
But you cannot wear just any old hard hat. It has to:
- Be a good fit
- Not obstruct the use of ear protectors
- Be of good quality, as the cheap fakes give little or no protection
- Not have been damaged has that comprises its safety quality
Hard hats are just one of the health and safety improvements, another one is that new workers have to attend a safety induction course before they are allowed to start work. There have been many other new measures as well such as safety harnesses and safety boards on scaffolding.
The problems with smaller sites that can cause a Llanelli accident at work claim
When people talk about the construction industry, the first though is of big building sites. But there are many construction workers who are employed by small companies dealing in roof repairs and property extensions. Often, these employers tend not to be as strict as the larger employers and more of the accidents in construction are on the smaller sites.
HSE often receive reports of builders on a roof with no scaffold, let alone the safety boards, and they immediately close the site down until the situation has been rectified.
Making a Llanelli accident at work claim
If you have been injured at work in an accident at work that was not your own fault, you could be entitled to compensation and Accident Advice Helpline is the best legal representation to help you.
We have been assisting innocent victims of accidents for over 16 years and have gained much experience from the thousands of successful claims we have dealt with.
All of these claimants have received the highest quality service throughout their claim, as well as having progress reports so they new exactly what stage their claim was at.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or you can reach us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile if you would like to know more about using Accident Advice Helpline for your personal injury claim.