Every employer throughout the UK, has a legal duty of care to ensure the health and safety of its employees. They should make sure that the work environment is safe and that employees do not get injured through no fault of their own.
There are health and safety measures employers should follow and if they are negligent in these duties, and you have an accident at work, you could make a Salford accident injury claim. Among the precautions they should be taking, include:
- Ensure all equipment is in proper working order with all safety devices fitted
- Train the staff to operate equipment correctly
- Provide protective clothing, free of charge to the employees
- Have regular fire drills
- Have a health and safety policy that all staff are aware of
- Have procedures in place in case of an emergency situation
- Keep a record of all accidents in an accident book
- Report serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive
- Carry out risk assessments and act on their findings
This is not a complete list of all they should do; the full details are available on the HSE website.
Employees have duties as well, to avoid injuries and having to use an injury lawyer for a Salford accident injury claim
Employees need to work with the employer to keep the work place safe and as part of this co-operation they should:
- Not appear at work the worse for alcohol, as this endangers other people and can mean instant dismissal.
- Ensure any machinery is in proper working order before you use it, and if not report it immediately and refuse to use it until it has been corrected. This is not a sackable offence.
- Keep the work area in a tidy condition, if not you may cause someone else to have an accident by slipping, tripping or falling.
- Ensure you wear any protective clothing provided.
- Do not do anything that could put yourself any anyone else in danger.
Even if you and your employer follow all the health and safety guidelines there will still be times when accidents still happen. Accidents at work can be very nasty and cause untold damages to the person involved, both physical and psychological. This is when you might want to use an injury lawyer to make a Salford accident injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline and making a Salford accident injury claim
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are specialists in personal injury, no matter what the cause. We have a wealth of expertise gained during our many years in aiding people with their personal injury compensation claims.
You can contact our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors, to put your claim in motion, or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so you have no need to worry about the costs. It’s free whatever way you decide to contact us and you will have nothing to pay to start you claim.
Date Published: 19th March 2014
Author: David Brown