The importance of carrying out risk assessments cannot be overstressed. When actioned correctly, a good risk assessment will spot any likely hazards that can arise during an operation or task so that they can be mitigated. If you work in Southwark, and you’ve been injured through no fault of your own while carrying out a task that had not been previously risk assessed, then your employer is guilty of compromising your right to health and safety in the workplace.
You will be well within your rights to launch a Southwark accident at work claim, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline will put our no win no fee* claim process at your disposal.
Worker trapped by the neck and killed in tragic accident
An example of job going wrong that could have easily been prevented, happened when an employee at an abattoir in Galashiels, was involved with the removal of a support frame on the company’s premises. Unfortunately, as the frame was being dismantled, it collapsed, trapping the worker by the neck. Tragically the man died at the scene. The company is family owned and the dead man, was a member of the family.
A risk assessment could have prevented the accident
When the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) investigated the accident, they discovered that the company had not provided any instructions, training, or supervision, and that no appropriate risk assessment had been carried out for the task in question. Had it been, and a propping-up mechanism been provided, an extremely unfortunate accident, and loss of life, might have been avoided.
Company suffers tragic loss and is fined £100,000
In addition to the tragic loss of a loved one, the company was fined £100,000 for contravening sections 2(1); 33(1)(a); and 33(1)c of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and Regulation 3(1)(c) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Seeking compensation via a Southwark accident at work claim
If you are employed in Southwark, and you are badly injured in an accident at work because the operation you were performing had not been correctly risk assessed, you will be morally and legally entitled to launch a Southwark accident at work claim to seek reparation by way of compensation.
Just answer 4 simple questions to pre-value your claim
To establish how much compensation you could receive for your injury, go to the AAH website and use what we refer to as our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. Once you answer 4 simple questions, it will issue you with an estimate in just 30 seconds.
The user-friendliness of AAH
The no win no fee* process that we operate here at AAH is considered simple and user-friendly. Together with the industry-leading customer support that we provide, they’re the reasons that Esther Rantzen gives us such a glowing recommendation. To find out more, visit our website or chat to one of our experienced advisors, using the toll-free helpline service that we provide on 0800 180 4123 from any mobile, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 20th October 2014