Are you aware of your responsibilities as an employee? If not, you might think about talking to the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
You scratch our back, we’ll scratch yours
The fact of the matter is that you won’t find another specialist injury claim law firm here in the UK who know more about work-related injuries and health and safety in the workplace than we do. It comes from more than 15 years in the injury claims business, and the 200 dedicated injury claim solicitors that we employ. The fact that we’re now receiving over 25,000 new enquiries for our services every month says it all.
It’s a two-way street
Things have come a long way in the past couple of decades as far as health and safety in the workplace is concerned. It’s now something of which most employers are very well aware, almost to the point of many thinking we’ve created a huge nanny state! We hear so much about the employer’s duty of care, but what about the employees’ responsibilities? We mustn’t forget, after all, that it is a two-way-street.
The employer can only do so much
In the first instance, employers have a responsibility to ensure that their employees can carry out their work duties in a safe environment as free of risk as possible. Hazards can always be present in almost any situation, but the employer must ensure that they carry out the necessary risk assessments, mitigate any risks accordingly, issue appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and stay current with the latest health and safety legislation. But if employees ignore their own responsibilities, they can all too easily gatecrash the party and end up becoming injured.
What the employee is responsible for
The employee’s responsibilities include:
- Following the health and safety proceedings that have been laid down;
- Always wearing any PPE they have been issued to mitigate risk; and
- Bringing any doubts and concerns to management’s attention.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issues a publication that describes both the employer’s and the employee’s responsibilities. The publication is called “Health and Safety Law – what you need to know,” and while it’s not exactly exciting reading it’s something that every employee should read at least once.
Looking for solicitors in Garnethill?
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you’ve fulfilled your responsibilities as an employee, and you believe your employer to be liable, talk to solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll give you the very best advice available.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Garnethill 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 Garnethill look no further than our expert service.
The advantages Accident Advice Helpline offer
- Our 30-second compensation calculator;
- A top no win no fee service;
- A great recommendation from Esther Rantzen; and
- Free 24/7 helpline (0800 689 0500 from landlines, 0333 500 0993 from mobiles).