Every boss within the UK by law has a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their staff. They are supposed to make the workplace a safe place to be for their employees, and there are lots of rules and regulations they should comply with.
If they do not comply with these rules then employees could be injured in an accident if the employer was at fault because of their negligence, and the employee may well contact the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to assist them in making a personal injury claim.
Keeping an accident book
All accidents, no matter how minor they are, should be recorded in an accident book. This can be a useful record for the injured party and their accident claim, and for employers. It may show that the same accident keeps happening and the employer has done nothing to stop them, which would help your claim. Or it could be that the employer takes note of the fact the same thing keeps happening and does something to stop it.
To many employers carrying out risk assessments is quite a daunting prospect. Many of them picture reams of paper that they have to pay a fortune for. This need not be the case.
The employer needs to take a good look at their business and identify any apparent risks, and then do something about them. Many employers include the staff in this process because they sometimes see things that the boss can miss.
The potential risks found, and the solutions, need to be written down, dated and signed. Legally they do not have to write it down if they have less than 5 employees, but to protect themselves, it is better to do so.
There are many other health and safety rules
There are numerous health and safety rules that employers should abide by, some of them general and some of them trade-specific. Things such as regular fire drills can save lives in the event of a real fire, and employers should take health and safety very seriously.
Looking for solicitors in Egypt Point?
If you are injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation and should contact Accident Advice Helpline, as that’s the best way to make your injury claim using our solicitors. We are experts in personal injury compensation claims of all types and have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Egypt Point we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Egypt Point look no further than our expert service.
There is a 30-second test on our website which will give you a rough idea of what you can expect to receive, or you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to one of our advisors. They are friendly, professional and their advice is free of charge.