Every employer throughout the UK, has a legal duty towards their employees. They need to ensure that your work environment is safe, and that they protect your health and safety while you are at work.
Most employers comply with the health and safety regulations and take the safety of their employees very seriously. But there are some who do not and they could be placing their staff in danger of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
The official body for monitoring this is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), whose one aim is to reduce work related injuries and deaths. Over the last 20 years they have made much progress in this field, and the numbers have reduced.
Some industries are worse than others, because by the nature of the work accidents are more likely to happen. The worst three areas are construction, farming and warehousing.
It does not matter though what industry you are employed in if you have an accident at work that was not your fault. If the injuries you sustained were bad enough to need medical attention, then you are entitled to claim compensation and the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can help you do this.
How employers can help reduce the risks of accidents and injuries
One of the most important ways to help reduce the risks of injuries, is to identify the potential dangers before the accident happens. This is called a risk assessment, and the employer needs to look closely at their business to find where there may be risks. It is not a bad idea to involve the staff in this process as they may see something the employer misses.
The details of the risks found, and how they have been solved, need to be written down unless their are less than 5 members of staff.
It is quite often the simple problems that cause most accidents, like trailing wires in offices or not putting out a warning sign when a floor has been washed and become slippery.
Looking for solicitors in Fairlight?
Personal injury solicitors can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to if your employer has been negligent and you have been injured because of that. At Accident Advice Helpline we are experts in personal injury claims of all types, and work related claims are no exception.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Fairlight 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 Fairlight look no further than our expert service.
You can contact our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors. They will give you all the information you will need to decide if you want to pursue your claim for compensation. Our 30-second test will give you an estimate of how much you could be entitled to.
We operate on a no win no fee basis, so you have no need to worry about the costs. It’s free whatever way you decide to contact our solicitors and you will not have to find any money to start your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 29th March 2014
Author: David Brown