It does not matter where you live, the majority of people will still have to work for a living. Every employer in the country wants to ensure that their staff members do not have an accident, so they will not have to use the services of the solicitors in Helland Bridge and the only way to do this is to make sure the workplace is a safe place to be in..
Every employer in the UK, has a legal responsibility to ensure their employees health and safety is protected, and this could involve:
- Providing necessary protective clothing
- Making sure all equipment and machinery is in proper working order
- Carrying out risks assessments and acting on any findings
- Recording accidents, no matter how minor, in an accident boos
- Reporting serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Ensuring you have enough space to work comfortably
- Regular fire drills
- A health and safety policy that everyone is aware of
- Making sure any spillages are cleared up as soon as is reasonably possible
- Clearing any obstructions as soon as is reasonably possible
You should report your employer to the HSE, if you think they are not complying with the rules and therefore putting staff at risk.
If you are a blameless victim of an accident in which you are injured at work , then you may be able to make an injury compensation claim.
Your boss will not be made bankrupt as a result of an injury claim, you should not worry about that. This is because that also by law your boss should have employers liability insurance, with the cover of at least £5,000,000, and they should have the either the certificate of insurance on display, or be prepared to let you see it at any time if it is not on show. Solicitors in Helland Bridge can help you claim.
The HSE will make random checks to make sure you are being protected
The people at the HSE make random checks to bosses places all over the UK. This is to make sure that everything is in order, and that you will not need to make an injury claim. If they find anything wrong, depending how bad the breach is, they will either allow a few days to correct the situation, or close the business until the offence has been rectified.
If every step is taken to put the offense right and you still have an accident which was not your fault, then you can speak to the solicitors in Helland Bridge to make an injury claim.
Work related claims
If you are injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, and you want to make an injury claim, you will probably have to deal with the employers insurance company.
Dealing with a large insurance company can be intimidating; they will have a legal team whose job it is to make sure they pay out as little as possible. We will make sure they pay out as much as possible.
If you need solicitors in Helland Bridge call Accident Advice Helpline on our number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers about your work related accident, if you still wish to proceed they will start your claim for you.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown