Employers in the UK have a legal duty to ensure their staff’s health and safety while they are at work. If they do not do this, and you have an accident which was through no fault of your own and get injured as a result, then you may wish to make a personal injury compensation claim using solicitors in Hertingfordbury to help you.
We want you to be safe at work
Here are some helpful tips for you to pass on to your boss for safety at work:
- Make sure walkways are kept clean and free from obstruction;
- Have a health and safety policy, the details of which all staff are aware;
- Ensure staff have enough room in which to work comfortably;
- Ensure that all equipment is in proper working order and safe;
- Provide any protective clothing needed free of charge;
- Make sure staff are properly trained to use any equipment;
- Carry out risk assessments and act on any findings;
- Record accidents in an accident book;
- Report serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE); and
- Make sure staff take proper breaks.
In this list are some of the tips your boss needs to take. A fuller and much more detailed list can be found on the HSE website.
Your boss should be insured
The majority of employers should also be insured, as this is another legal requirement. They should have employers’ liability insurance with a minimum cover of £5 million, although a lot of insurance companies have an entry level of £10 million.
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help to make an injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you make your compensation claim. For over 15 years, we have been providing access to justice for non-blame victims of accidents. We have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation to which they were entitled, and have an enviable reputation for complete customer satisfaction.Open Claim Calculator
Our in-house solicitors have the experience and knowledge you need to ensure that your claim is covered in all areas, to you get the maximum amount due with as little trouble to yourself as possible.
On our website we have a compensation calculator, which we call the 30-second test. This will help you to ascertain if you qualify for compensation, and will also give you a rough estimate of how much you can expect to be awarded.
Alternatively, you can speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123.