Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, your employer has a duty to protect your safety at work as far as is reasonably practicable. In order to prevent workplace accidents, your employer is required, among other things, to:
- Provide and maintain a safe workplace
- Provide you with adequate instruction and training on health and safety measures
- Provide you with any necessary protective clothing and equipment
- Carry out regular risk assessments to spot any hazards present in your workplace, assess the risks that may arise from such hazards and determine the best way in which to remove, or minimise, these risks.
Although it is up to your employer to implement health and safety guidelines, you also have a duty to take reasonable care to protect your own health and safety while you are at work. You must:
- Refrain from acting in a way that will endanger yourself and/or your work colleagues
- Refrain from working while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Agree to undergo any reasonable medical assessments, if requested to do so by your employer
- Inform your employer of any defects in your workplace
If your employer compromises your safety in any way and you suffer a personal injury through no fault of your own, you will be free to sue for damages in Wells.
How to sue for damages in Wells
If you wish to make a claim against your employer, then please talk to us. At Accident Advice Helpline our personal injury lawyers have considerable experience of handling workplace compensation claims for all types of accidents and injuries and they will be able to provide you with expert advice on the validity of your claim. If you choose to sue for damages in Wells through us, we will work in conjunction with our medical experts and rehabilitation providers, ensuring that you receive all the support and assistance you require to recover from the effects of your injuries.
If you would like our assistance, please call our freephone helpline or use our 30-second test. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.Remember: your employer will have insurance in place to protect against the cost of your accident at work claim. Therefore, our personal injury lawyers will deal with your employer’s insurance company rather than your employer.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell