Do you work with dangerous machinery?
If you work with dangerous machinery then it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken to minimise the risk of you being injured whilst performing your job.
This is a legal responsibility and is often referred to as your employer’s duty of care. It extends to all employees, regardless of their length of service or the type of contract they have, and covers every aspect of work – not just things involving dangerous equipment and machinery.
If your employer fails in this duty and you are injured as a result then there is a chance that you could be able to seek no win no fee compensation in Gloucester.
What should your employer do?
In order to keep you safe whilst at work there are various things that an employer will have to do.
Firstly, with regards to dangerous machinery, it is important that they are inspected on a regular basis. Such inspections can help to identify any problems that might exist with the machine and cause you injury.
For example, it may be possible for your hand to become trapped in a machine if there is no protective guard in place. If the machine is meant to have such a guard then it is important that it is inspected to make sure it is still in working order. If it is not there and your hand becomes trapped, causing you an injury as a result, then the law would allow for you to claim no win no fee compensation in Gloucester.
Your employer should also make sure that you are fully briefed on safety precautions that should be taken when operating such machinery. This can include making sure that you do not wear your hair down, or wear jewellery that could become caught in the mechanism of the machine. If you are not made aware of these dangers, and then are injured as a result of wearing jewellery, you could be able to make a claim for no win no fee compensation in Gloucester.
You should also be made aware of all the necessary training that is needed to operate the machinery safely. This can be in house training, but should be comprehensive enough that you know precisely what you can and should do with the machine. If it is not your job to fix or repair the machine if it breaks down then you should never be asked or expected to do this.
Can you claim no win no fee compensation in Gloucester?
To find out if you can make a no win no fee compensation in Gloucester claim then please contact Accident Advice Helpline today. You can take our 30 second test to find out if you are eligible to claim, and then our advisors will be able to do the rest for you.
Date Published: 23rd December 2014
Author: David Brown