We all know that you can start personal injury compensation claims in Erewash after car accidents that were not your own fault but did you know that you can start them after some occupational accidents as well. This is where we tell you more.
Personal injury compensation claims in Erewash after occupational accidents
Sadly, a workplace is the location of many accidents. If you are an employee and you have been injured in an accident at work that was caused by your employer then you may be able to start a personal injury claim with help from us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe whilst you are at work and if they have breached that duty then you may have grounds to start a personal injury claim.
Responsible employers make sure that they do not breach their duty of care by carrying out thorough risk assessments for all of the tasks that their employees are required to carry out.
Risk assessments prevent accidents
Risk assessments are a great way for an employer to prevent accidents in the work place and avoid occupational accident injury claims. They start with the employer thinking carefully about the task and what it involves. This process should include input from the employees themselves because they know the task better than anyone. It may also require the input of other specialist organisations.
Each of the potential hazards that arise from the task are listed and then the controls that will be put in place to reduce or remove the risks associated with that hazard are also listed. This is basically the list of safety procedures in the workplace. It can refer to safe systems of work, protective equipment, machinery and training.
Once the employer has put together a risk assessment they do not just put it in a filing cabinet and forget about it. They must let everyone in the workplace know about it and must review it regularly in case it needs updating.
The aim of a risk assessment is to prevent a situation occurring that would require a personal injury claim.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to find out more about personal injury compensation claims in Erewash because your employer did not carry out an adequate risk assessment and prevent you having an accident at work, we may be able to help you claim.
Contact us today by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Call us for a chat today.
Date Published: 31st May 2015
Author: David Brown