Many companies and businesses organise work outings from time to time. These could be to visit different stores or offices, or simply to enjoy a day out to indulge in some team-building activities. It’s rare that an outing like this would end in someone being hurt in a work outing accident, but as we all know, things can go wrong in all kinds of situations.
Health and safety rules will apply for work outings just as they do in the workplace. Therefore, whatever outing has been planned should be risk-assessed to ensure it poses no dangers to those taking part. This applies to any kind of outing, whether it is for business or pleasure for those involved.
What could happen to lead to a work outing accident?
All kinds of things could potentially go wrong, but thankfully few ever do. Some people might be hurt if an accident happens on the road while the employees were on their way to a venue. Injuries might also potentially occur if team-building events had not been risk-assessed for safety prior to people taking part.
It’s also possible for one or more people to be injured if they go to a venue that is not safe and where the staff has not paid proper attention to health and safety matters. These are all just examples, of course, and they do not indicate situations that could happen in any case. Most people who go on work outings never have any problems or bad experiences at all, avoiding all injuries.
Find out if someone else was at fault by calling us today
Over the years, Accident Advice Helpline has received many calls about accidents that have occurred in all kinds of situations. Some people have called us about injuries they received in a work outing accident, and in many cases, we’ve supported them through the procedure of claiming for compensation.
If you think you could make a similar claim, call our team now on 0800 689 0500 or ring on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. A work outing accident can change your life, and not for the better. Even if you have recovered from your injuries, there could still be time to claim if your accident happened in the past three years. Don’t leave it too long to phone – do it now while it’s fresh in your mind.
Date Published: 5th December 2016
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work