No matter what type of business you run, you should make sure that you carry out proper risk assessments for all of your employees. The consequences of not doing so could cost you and your insurers a great deal of money. The purpose of carrying out employee risk assessments is to ascertain whether or not your workers might be putting themselves at risk of being injured in an accident that was not their fault while they work. Once a risk assessment has been completed, you will be able to supply any training that might be required to help your staff avoid being hurt.
If you don’t have the knowhow or resources to carry out risk assessments and any necessary training in-house, you would be well advised to get a third party contractor in to do it for you. This might work out a lot cheaper than being faced with Southampton law firm claims after one or more of your workers sustain an injury that was not their fault.
Avoiding workplace injuries and Southampton law firm action
You’ve probably heard of accidents in the workplace that have led to Southampton law firm action involving slips, trips and falls or malfunctioning or poorly maintained equipment. You might not be an aware that a substantial number of personal injury claims that are brought against employers involve strain injuries that have come about as a result of the repetitive nature of claimants’ work.
If you employ workers to carry out repetitive physical activities, there will be a chance that you could well face some form of 100% ‘no win, no fee’ Southampton law firm action if they were to sustain a strain injury, especially if you had taken no steps to assess the risk your workers were under. If you employ people who are sat working at their desks all day, you will need to carry out work station assessments and train your workers in matters such as posture.
If you employ people to carry out a lot of heavy lifting you will need to make sure they know how best to lift things in way that will reduce the chances of them being injured. Quite separately from the strain issue, if you employ people who might find themselves in physical danger from time to time, you must make sure they are trained to deal with any dangerous situations they might face.
Failure to make sure that you’ve carried out adequate risk assessments and training, could well result in you facing some form of 100% ‘no win, no fee’ Southampton law firm action after an employee sustained an injury while carrying out duties on your behalf.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline
If you find yourself in this situation, call Accident Advice Helpline for assistance in making your personal injury claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.