It does not matter where you live, whether that’s in Andover or any other place within the UK, if you are employed, then you employer has a legal duty to make sure that they protect your health and safety, and provides you with a safe environment while you are at work.
If they fail in these duties and you are injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, using a solicitor in Andover.
Health and Safety and how to avoid having to face a solicitor in Andover
Employers are expected to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are in their working premises. This does not just involve creating a safe working environment, it also means making sure that the employees are fully informed of health and safety procedures, and making sure that they adhere to them.
Failure to do so can create problems for the employers in the long term, and may mean they have to face a personal injury claim and a solicitor in Andover. The causes that can happen are:
- Excessive twisting and turning.
- Excessive gripping.
- Excessive vibration.
- Lack of breaks.
- Obstructions in walkway.
- Machinery not working properly and safely.
- Staff not trained properly.
- Lack of protective clothing which the employer has to provide free of charge.
- Lack of workspace to be able to work comfortably.
- Heavy lifting without proper training.
- Constantly using a keyboard.
These are just a sample of the things that could be the reason for an accident. If any of them cause you to be injured in an accident, your employer could have to face a personal injury compensation claim.
What about Past Employees?
A past employee could become ill even after they have left employment, but can still attribute the illness to the time they worked for your employer. This could happen with a small amount of chemicals in the air, which would not affect a person in the short term, but over a period of years could have a bad effect on their health. If this happened, the employer would be liable for a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline and a solicitor in Andover
Accident Advice Helpline has had over 15 years’ experience dealing with injury compensation claims of every type, including accidents at work. We have in house solicitors who know how to handle the employers insurance company, won’t be intimidated by them and will get the best deal possible for the employee. After all, the employer has paid the insurance premiums for many years and this could be their first liability claim.
Accident Advice Helpline has a freephone number, 0800 589 0500, where anyone wanting to make a compensation claim can speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will help all they can and give you free legal advice regarding your claim. Alternatively you can visit our website and complete the 30-second test which will give you a rough idea about how much compensation can expected.