You may be able to make an injury claim, if you are at work and suffer an injury through an accident that you were a blameless victim of. Your boss has a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of all of their staff and to make sure that their workplace is a safe environment.
If they do not follow the health and safety rules, then the solicitors in Faringdon at Accident Advice Helpline may be helping you to make an injury claim against your boss.
Every boss throughout the UK should be fully up to date with the health and safety laws and regulations, because if they are not and you have an accident in which you sustain injuries, you may be able to make a compensation claim using the solicitors oin Faringdon.
What the Health and Safety issues are and the solicitors in Faringdon
All bosses have a legal responsibility to protect their employees while they are at work. Also to let the staff know about all health and safety issues that may effect them, which is usually given in the form of a copy of their health and safety policy, but it can be verbal to the staff members.
The health and safety law says serious accidents must be reported at once
Your boss should report any serious accidents that occur at work to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If you have any idea that this has not been done, you should report the incident yourself. There are several types of incident that fall within this category, for instance:
- Collapse of scaffolding or walls etc.
- People overcome by gas or fumes
- An injury that would need you to have more than 7 days off work
- Major injuries including broken limbs or ribs
The accident book
All employers should keep an accident book to record all accidents, no matter how minor they may seem. This can be useful for two reasons. One, it is a record for the staff of the injuries they have sustained at work and two, it is a chance for the employer to see if the same thing keeps happening so they need to take preventative measures.
Work related accident claims
Work related claims are nothing unusual at Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with them all the time. Many of them involve dealing with the employers insurance company, as it is usually them that settle the claim. This is not a problem for our solicitors in Faringdon as they have many years experience of making work related claims, as well as claims relating to all other types of accidents and injuries.
We have a freephone number, 0800 689 0500, where you can speak to one of our friendly and helpful advisers, or you can complete the 30-second test online to see if you have a valid claim, and if you do, it will give you an estimate of the amount you may receive.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown