While you are at work, health and safety is very important, and your employer should make sure the comply with all the regulations. It is there to try and avoid employees from suffering an injury because of an accident, and this is why we have the HSE.
They are there to make sure that all employers are following the rules and regulations regarding health and safety. If they do not and you suffer an injury because of an accident at work, then you should contact the Rother car accident solicitors from Accident Advice Helpline so you can begin the process of making an injury claim.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are there to monitor the implementation of the regulations and they have the power to prosecute any employers who are found not to be following the rules. If you have an accident through no fault of your own, then you should think about making a personal injury claim by using the Rother car accident solicitors from Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
One of the rules is that most employers should have employers liability insurance, in fact it is a legal requirement. There are a few exceptions to this, mainly government departments and agencies, who are exempt from having insurance of any type.
But for the ones that do need it, they should take out a policy and they should show the certificate that they receive each year from the insurance company. The certificate should be on show, so that all members of staff can see it and know that they are covered should they have an accident at work.
If the certificate is not on show, employees can ask to see it at any time, and the employer should not refuse the request. HSE can also ask to see the certificate, and if they fail to do it there is a fine of £1000. Generally, they would only refuse to show the certificate if they are uninsured, and if this turns out to be the case, HSE can fine them £2500 for each day they are uninsured.
The Rother car accident solicitors
The HSE website is very user friendly and informative. It will guide you thorugh the different trade specific and general rules regarding health and safety. They are willing to help any employers that need assistance with health and safety as they want to cut the number of accidents at work.
At Accident Advice Helpline we would like accidents at work to stop as well. We help numerous people who have be injured because of the negligence of their employers, and for some of them their lives have been changed forever by the severity of their injuries.
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your own fault, contact us to discuss if you can make a personal injury compensation claim.
Calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 will not put you under any obligation to proceed, but our friendly and helpful advisers will help you all they can if you wish to carry on.
Date Published: 6th June 2014