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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Garstang


    If you’ve been injured in the workplace when working alone, you should come straight to AAH and speak to our solicitors in Garstang for help to claim your compensation. The reason is that AAH is one of the UK’s foremost specialist injury claim lawyers when it comes to claiming compensation for workers hurt at work through no fault of their own.

    Working alone is not prohibited under health and safety legislation

    Working alone in any workplace (whether it’s an office, a factory or a warehouse, etc.) is not really to be recommended from a health and safety point of view, but it is not prohibited. Your employer may insist on some sort of special training, especially if you intend to use some sort of machinery. Many employers actually forbid the use of what may be considered to be dangerous machinery.

    Creating new, or modifying existing, risk assessments

    It’s always a good idea for any employer who is considering allowing staff to work alone to create new risk assessments for any operations a worker, working alone, may perform. Alternatively they can add a section to their existing risk assessments specifically for work alone options.

    Questions to consider?

    When making out risk assessments or modifying existing risk assessments in terms of work alone scenarios, any employer should consider asking themselves the following questions:

    • Is there any specific risk from working alone in the workplace?
    • Is there safe ingress and egress for a lone worker?
    • If any machinery is involved, can it be operated safely by a lone worker?
    • Will there be any risk of violence?
    • Would a female worker working alone be at risk?
    • Is age of the lone worker something to be considered?
    • Is the proposed lone worker medically fit?
    • What happens if an emergency arises?

    The HSE work-alone publication

    The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have a publication that deals with work-alone scenarios. It’s called “Work Alone in Safety”, and it can be downloaded in PDF format from their website.

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    Take AAH’s 30 second test to get help from our solicitors in Garstang

    If you’ve been injured in a work-alone scenario, and you think that you may be entitled to raise a personal injury claim for compensation; go to our website and use the HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find on our homepage, to take what we refer to as the 30 second test. This way you will have an estimate of what you might be awarded if you use our solicitors in Garstang to make your personal injury claim.

    AAH’s no win no fee injury claim service

    Our injury claim service is offered on a no win no fee basis. It comes complete with a great recommendation from Esther Rantzen. We operate a free helpline for anyone who needs assistance and you can get in touch with our solicitors in Garstang by calling 0800 180 4123 from any landline or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.

    Date Published: 6th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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