If you are a resident of Salisbury or are in another part of the country, and you are employed, then your employer has a legal duty to protect your health and safety needs while you are at work.
Your boss has to comply with standard health and safety rules and regulations, plus any others that relate to their own trade or industry.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will do spot checks on premises to check for safety problems and if they find your employer has not complied, can take action against them. The one aim of HSE is to make our country a safer place to live in, to try and reduce the 3 million accidents that happen in the UK every year.
Their website is a very user friendly and has lots of information and they will gladly help anyone that asks.
Apart from the wrath of the HSE, your boss can also face a personal injury claim if you are in a Salisbury accident injury at work and ask for the help of an injury lawyer. Most employers do exactly as they should and follow the rules, but their are some who put profit before safety when what they should being doing is:
- Having regular fire drills
- Having a health and safety policy and making sure it is implemented by all employees
- Ensuring the employees have enough space to work without excessive twisting and turning
- Keeping walkways free of spillages and obstructions
- Having procedures in place in case of an emergency, and making sure all staff know the procedures
- Making sure all the equipment in use is in good working order and has any required safety guards fitted
- Training staff properly to use any plant and equipment
- Making sure employees take proper breaks
- Providing, free of charge, any protective clothing or equipment that staff need to do their job safely
- Carrying out risks assessments and acting upon their findings
- Keeping a record of all accidents no matter how minor
- Reporting serious accident to the Health and Safety executive (HSE)
If employers are negligent and and you have a Salisbury accident injury, an injury lawyer will assist you to claim the compensation you are entitled to.
You also need to take care as well, to avoid a Salisbury accident injury claim
It is important that you do what you are told with the rules and regulations as well if you.want to avoid being injured in an accident at work. You should never do anything at work that would endanger yourself or anyone else, and you should make sure you follow the health and safety policy of your employer.
Claiming compensation after sustaining a Salisbury accident injury
The easiest way to make your claim is to let Accident Advice Helpline do it for you. We will ensure that the whole process is as quick and simple as possible once our highly trained advisors have taken all the details from you. You can contact them on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or you can try our online 30-second test for guidance.