Most of us were taught at school what factories were like in the 17th and 18th centuries and how children were forced to work in dangerous situations, but it was not until 1833 that the first factory inspectors were appointed. There job was to try and protect the children working in textiles mills, and there was just 4 of them to monitor 3000 mills.
Despite their almost impossible task they made a difference and by 1868 there were 35 inspectors and more industries came under their scrutiny. It took a few more years for women to be allowed in the job, but in 1893 the first two female inspectors were appointed their main job being to protect women in the workplace.
Over the following years, various acts relating to many industries were introduced as the concerns for workers health and safety grew. In 1974 the Health and Safety Commission was established and in 1975 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was formed. Although they worked closely together, they remained two separate entities until 2008 when they joined forces.
The situation today
These days, all employers, no matter what trade, industry or profession they are in, legally have to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. The HSE monitors this and any employers found not to be complying with the rules and regulations can be treated quite harshly. They can be prosecuted which often results in heavy fines, and sometimes a custodial sentence.
The one aim of HSE is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths that happen in work related accidents, and they will help employers all they can to achieve this. Their website is very user friendly and has all the information employers need from the general health and safety rules to the trade specific ones.
If employers do want to have to face personal injury lawyers with personal injuries claims made by their employees, they can also phone HSE who will visit and give them the help and guidance they need.
No win no fee* in Balmedie
Like HSE, our lawyers will give you all the help and guidance you need, but for a different reason. We are here to help you claim compensation if your employer as been negligent and you have been injured in an accident at work. In fact, we can help you with a no win no fee* in Balmedie claim for any injury from any type of accident, not just work related ones.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are specialists in personal injury claims, no matter the cause. We have a wealth of expertise gained during our many years in aiding people with their no win no fee* in Balmedie claims.
You can contact our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly professional advisers, to put your claim in motion. Or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded.