Personal Injury Lawyer in Pensford sorts out everything so that you have time to recover
Every single employer in the UK has a legal duty to their employees to make sure that the place they work in is completely safe and follows all health and safety laws. In all parts of the United Kingdom there a health and safety regulations that must be followed but if they haven’t and an employee has been injured through no fault of their own, they could claim for compensation with a personal injury lawyer in Pensford.
There are quite a few health and safety regulations that have to be followed and implemented by all employers, just a few of them are shown below:
- They must have something in place that all employees know of in case there is an emergency.
- They must have rules for general health and safety in the workplace that all of the employees know and that they will implement them.
- They must have fire drills on a regular basis.
- They must have to have enough space for all of the employees to work comfortably without too much twisting and turning.
- They must make sure that all of the equipment in the work place is in working order and follows all health and safety laws.
- They must make sure that all of the guards are fitted with the equipment required.
- They must train all employees to use all equipment and they must be completely sure that the employee is completely aware of any risks and how to avoid them.
- They must keep all walking areas free of spillages and obstructions.
- They must make sure that the employee has proper breaks.
- They must provide the employee free of charge for any protective clothing or equipment needed for the employee to do their job.
- They must keep record of any accidents that happen in the workplace in an accident book.
- They must report any serious accidents to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
- They must carry out risk assessments on a regular basis and fix any problems they find.
Making a work accident compensation claim with the help of a personal injury lawyer Pensford with Accident Advice Helpline
You can find out a lot more information on this on the HSE user friendly website, along with the specific rules for all trades that all employers of that trade must follow. If your employer has failed to do this and this has resulted in injuries to you or someone that you work with it could lead to a compensation claim being taken out against them and they could be prosecuted by the HSE for gross negligence.
If the employer does face a personal injury claim by you or someone you work with, that person should make sure they contact a personal injury lawyer in Pensford with Accident Advice Helpline right away.
Contact our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500
Date Published: 24th February 2014
Author: David Brown