Our solicitors in Gainsborough are experienced experts in the personal injury claim industry. In fact, because Accident Advice Helpline employ 200 specialist injury claim solicitors, we are now one of the U.K.’s favourite compensation claim specialists. We handle more than the lion’s share.
The employer’s duty of care
A lot of the injury claim applications we receive from the residents of Gainsborough are in relation to injuries they’ve picked up in the workplace. Whenever you work, and whatever you do, you have the right to work in an environment that is as hazard-free as possible. Employers have a duty of care to their employees to make sure that this is so, and if hazards do exist, to mitigate them.
The pro-activity of the Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety in the workplace should be a top priority for any employer, and the HSE (the Health and Safety Executive), are responsible for seeing that it is so. The HSE is proactive in this area as well as one might expect. They have introduced various regulations and procedures including:
- COSHH (Care of Substances Hazardous to Health)
- RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
The health and safety publications the HSE offers
In addition to these regulations, the HSE also produce a number of publications targeted at specific areas of health and safety, for example:
- Managing the causes of work-related stress
- Manual handling operations regulations 1992
- Noise at work: a brief guide to controlling the risks
- Trade safely: a guide to health and safety in the tyre and retread industry
- Safety in the use of abrasive wheels
- Safety advice for of chlorine installation
- Health and safety in the roof work
- Lighting at work
- Compressed air safety
- Avoiding danger from underground services
- Storage of flammable liquids in containers
- Respiratory protective equipment at work
There are many other publications besides those listed above, and you can get a full listing from the HSE website.
Working with the solicitors in Gainsborough at Accident Advice Helpline for our expertise
Health and safety for the uninitiated is something of a minefield, but it’s a minefield that we here at AAH, have trodden many times before. Our solicitors in Gainsborough have a wealth of knowledge from all the claimants we have already helped, and it would be hard to match the in-depth experience and expertise we have here at AAH.
Use our HOW MUCH calculator to pre-test your claim
All personal injury claims have to satisfy certain criteria in order to be valid. The HOW MUCH calculator on our website can check this for you within 30 seconds, and issue you with an estimate if your claim is valid in principle.
Best customer support
People have been using our industry leading ‘no win no fee*’ services, (as recommended by Esther Rantzen, one of our staunchest supporters), since the year 2000. We offer the best customer support in the business, which can be accessed by calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown