If you are an employer, don’t be surprised if employees make a personal injury claim against you if they are injured at work because you have not complied with the health and safety regulations. Accidents at work are just the same as Slough road traffic accidents, or any other type of accident, if someone is injured through no fault of their own, they can make a compensation claim.
Avoiding Slough road traffic accidents and accidents at work
To avoid Slough road traffic accidents that were not your fault is not very easy, you are reliant on other drivers not to be negligent or reckless. Avoiding accidents at work can be somewhat easier if employers find out the rules and regulations governing safety in the workplace, and make sure they are put in place. The employer should find all the information they need on the Health and Safety Executive (HES) website, as well as various other places.
HSE sometimes visit employers to make sure thing are in order with health and safety measures, and employers will not be happy with the outcome if they are not. HSE have powers to close a business until the situation is rectified, or they can prosecute the employer, which can result in heavy fines.
These would have to be extreme non-compliance though, generally HSE just want to help stop accidents at work and will give them employer time to become compliant.
Reporting serious accidents to HSE
Serious accidents at work must be reported to HSE, and if you suspect that your employer has not reported your accident, you should report it yourself. HSE will want to investigate the problem and try to ensure it doesn’t happen to anyone else. The sorts of accidents they would expect to be reported are:
- Broken bones
- Collapse of scaffolding or walls etc.
- People overcome by gas or fumes
- Any injury that would need you to have more than seven days off work
Innocent victims of accidents at work, Slough road traffic accidents, slip, trip and fall accidents, or any other accident at all may be entitled to compensation, and the east way to achieve this is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help
Accident Advice Helpline offer a service second to none for dealing with personal injury claims. We believe in looking after our claimants, making sure they get the best deal for their circumstances after they have been injured in any type of accident that was not their own fault.
On our website you will find our 30-second test. Complete this and it will let you know if your claim is valid, and give you an estimate of how much you could be awarded.
Our freephone helpline is 0800 180 4123, and you can call there to speak with one of our friendly advisors who will give you all the information you will need to decide if you want to make a personal injury claim. Contacting us will put you under no obligation to do so.