Merton personal injury experts – advice for employees
If you are an employee then there is a good chance that you already know a lot of the rules and regulations you need to follow in relation to employment law. However, despite being aware of these many employees still make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes can result in employees being injured which in turn mean that as an employer you are leaving yourself open to having Merton personal injury claims made against you.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline our Merton personal injury experts handle hundreds of claims that have been made by employees who have been injured in work based accidents each year. As a result we understand the potential pitfalls and dangers in every occupation. We have decided to put together some information that all employees may find useful to help avoid having an accident at work.
In order to do something efficiently, effectively and safely it is important that you are fully trained. As an employee it is vital that you make sure all your staff have the necessary training to perform any jobs associated with their day to day roles, as well as anything you may need them to do on an ad hoc basis.
This means not just ensuring that they know how to operate computers or the security system, but how to work specialist equipment. Working with large pieces of machinery can potentially be dangerous, and if employees are injured as a result of lack of training then Merton personal injury claims may be made against you.
Even asking a member of staff to do something that appears relatively simple can cause you legal problems if you are not careful. For example, one of the claims our Merton personal injury experts have recently worked on involved a client who was asked to move a box of stationery from the office to the stock room. Our client had not received any manual handling training and was injured in the process of pushing the box across the floor. We were able to secure her compensation as her employer was found to be liable for the accident.
As well as ensuring that your employees are fully trained to do their jobs, as an employer you also have to make sure that the environment in which they are working is safe. Forcing employees to work in areas that are not well maintained can lead to accidents, and in turn Merton personal injury claims.
For example, one client recently made a successful claim after she sprained her ankle on a loose paving slab on the way in to her office building. Management had been made aware of the problem and had failed to do anything about it.
It’s easy to make personal injury claims
For employees it is easy to obtain the help of Merton personal injury experts. All they need to do is take our 30 second test to see if they qualify. We also have a helpline you can call to to find out more. You can also begin a claim if you qualify and wish to go ahead. Call 0800 689 0500 on your landline today, or get in touch using your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown