- Have you been injured at work in the last three years?
- Was it through no fault of your own?
- Did your injuries require medical attention?
If you answer yes to these three questions then you are probably entitled to make an Oldbury accident at work claim.
What if no one is to blame?
Sometimes when making an Oldbury accident at work claim it can be hard to establish who is at fault. In the vast majority of cases the onus falls on the employer, and it is their insurance company that handles the claim.
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have laid out many guidelines your employer must follow to minimise the chances of an accident occurring, and if your employer doesn’t follow all of these then they will be deemed negligent in their duty to provide a safe workplace for their staff members.
Sometimes employers aren’t even aware of all the laws, but ignorance is no defence when it comes to the safety of their employees. Sometimes employers are aware but blatantly ignore all or some of the rules, deeming them too inconvenient, expensive, or inefficient. Whatever their reason, none of them justify putting employees safety at risk.
Just some of the responsibilities an employer must adhere to so as not to be faced with an Oldbury accident at work claim
All employers in the UK have a legal responsibility to ensure their workplace is safe for employees to carry out their job. This includes keeping all walkways clean from spillages and obstructions. They are also required to provide any necessary safety clothing free of charge to the relevant employees.
In addition to these rules, they are also required by law to have a Health and Safety policy, and make employees aware of its contents and any associated emergency procedures. All staff who use specialised tools or machinery must be properly trained in the operation of the machinery, and it all must be properly maintained with all safety guards in place.
Should I use Accident Advice Helpline for my Oldbury accident at work claim?
Thousands of victims have trusted Accident Advice Helpline to fight their corner for them. They have learnt first hand how good we are at what we do. Having specialist solicitors who are experienced in dealing with personal injury claims maximises your chances of getting the highest possible amount of compensation.
Why not get in touch with us today to see if you are eligible to make a claim. Our friendly advisers, and will help you all they can. They are also able to start the process of making your claim should you decide to proceed.
We operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so no money is needed to start your claim, and you will only pay for our services if you win your case. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 3rd October 2014