Carrying out risk assessments and issuing method statements is all very well providing the recommendations and methodologies they contain are followed. When they’re not, they’re not worth the paper they’re printed on. If you work in Southend-on-Sea, and you’ve sustained a serious injury because health and safety recommendations were not followed, you will be entitled to launch a Southend-on-Sea accident at work claim pursuing compensation for your injury.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the top injury claim specialists here in UK, and can help you to secure maximum compensation.
Fall accident victim breaks wrist and fractures wrist
A 46-year-old worker was injured in an accident when he fell 2 metres from the cold store roof of a food packaging company in Canterbury. He sustained a broken rib and a fractured wrist as a result of the incident.
Risk assessment and method statement recommendations not actioned
The food packaging company had been given a copy of the risk assessment and method statement when their chosen contractor had quoted them for the project . The quotation stated that working platforms with guardrails would be used, and that the repair crews would be issued with fall-arrest harnesses.
However, it transpired that none of the platforms had guardrails, and that the repair crews were not issued with fall-arrest harnesses. Had the risk assessment and method statements recommendations being followed, the accident and injuries would never have taken place.
After the accident, work was suspended for 10 days, but when it resumed, the only change that was made was to use platforms that sat more evenly on the roof. These platforms still did not incorporate guardrails, nor were fall arrest harnesses issued.
Culpable companies fined £17,000
There were two companies that were involved in this project; a maintenance company, and the contractors that they subcontracted the work out to. Both companies were found culpable, and were fined a total of £17,000 and instructed to pay costs of £3,588 between them.
Contact AAH to launch your Southend-on-Sea accident at work claim
If you’ve suffered an injury at work in Southend-on-Sea because health and safety best practice has not been observed, you’re entitled to instigate a Southend-on-Sea accident at work claim using the no win no fee* services we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline – a service that is highly recommended by Esther Rantzen.
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Date Published: 20th October 2014