Employers have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of all of their employees. They need to make sure that you have a safe environment to work in.
If they fail to do this and you are injured because of their negligence, then we can help workers in Salford sue for damages, as well as other workers from all over the UK.
Lots of different types of accidents can happen in the workplace that could have been avoided if the employer had followed health and safety guidelines and not been negligent of their legal duty. One of the things they should be doing is carrying out risk assessments to identify potential hazards.
What is a Risk Assessment?
Just the term risk assessments makes it sound like something that will cost the employer a lot of money, but that need not be the case. The employers need to look at every part of the business and try to identify potential dangers. They need to write down what they have found, and what actions they have taken to rectify the problem.
If even a small risk remains, they need to make sure all employees are aware of this hazard, and put warning signs if possible. Some employers find that involving the employees in this process can help, as they will sometimes spot dangers that are not so obvious to the employer.
A lack of a health and safety policy could mean workers in Salford sue for damages
Another requirement is that the business has a health and safety policy. Like the risk assessment, the employers can do this themselves, but they must remember to include every little thing that could pose a risk. All the staff should be aware of the policy and its contents, and the employer needs to make sure they adhere to its rules.
The Emergency procedures
An emergency can happen quite unexpectedly. If an emergency arises in a business, there needs to be procedure in place to get everyone safely out of danger. The staff all needs to know the procedures, and then if something dreadful happens they will be aware what they have to do to become safe.
An Injury lawyer says there are other precautions
An Injury lawyer is aware that the above items can be most daunting for bosses when they first see the precautions they should take in the workplace. There are many others, some of which will be included in the above, others that are specific to their profession. They have a legal duty to find out what they are and make sure they are put in place.
Accident Advice Helpline helping workers in Salford sue for damages
If an employee is injured at work through the negligence of their employer, they should be making a personal injury claim for compensation. The easiest way for them to do this is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Call our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, where you can speak to one of our friendly advisors. Or visit our website and complete the 30-second test, as this will give you a rough idea about how much compensation you can expect to be awarded.