When someone starts a new business and employs workers for the first time, there are lot of rules and regulations they have to discover to ensure they stay in line with the law. There are laws governing employment, pregnancy, sickness, holidays, working practices and health and safety, among many others. It is an awful lot to learn, but not complying with the laws can be very costly, and in the case of health and safety can be dangerous to the employees.
No matter what laws they are unsure of, the government department that deals with it will help. They all want employers to be compliant, so a phone call or checking out a website can give them all the answers they need.
In the case of health and safety, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website has all the general rules they must follow, as well as trade-specific guidelines. The HSE’s aim is to reduce the number of accidents that happen at work. If an employer contacts them, they will gladly help to put things in proper order in the workplace.
If an employee is injured in an accident at work, ignorance is no defence and the employer could face prosecution, as well as a personal injury claim, if the employee uses the services of no win no fee Clitheroe solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline.
What employers need to do if they do not want to face no win no fee Clitheroe solicitors
Most of the things employers need to do to keep their workforce safe are common sense, including such things as:
- Keeping walkways free of spillages and obstructions;
- Having regular fire drills;
- Making sure all equipment is in good working order and that staff are properly trained to use it;
- Having a health and safety policy and making sure the staff adhere to it;
- Carrying out risk assessments and acting on their findings;
- Making sure the staff have enough room in which to work without excessive twisting and turning;
- Recording all accidents and reporting serious ones to HSE; and
- Having emergency procedures in place.
These are just a few of a much longer list with which employers need to comply. If they do not do so, and an employee is injured because of their negligence, no win no fee Clitheroe solicitors will be able to assist the employee in making a personal injury claim.
How an employee makes a claim
Accident Advice Helpline have assisted thousands of victims to get the compensation to which they were entitled after being injured in accidents that were not their fault. Among those have been numerous claims for work-related injuries, claims that are often settled by the employers’ liability insurance.
We have a freephone number, 0800 180 4123, where anyone wanting to make a compensation claim can speak to one of our friendly advisors. Alternatively, you can visit our website and complete the 30-second test, which will give you a rough idea about how much compensation an employee or any other victim can expect to be awarded.
Date Published: 28th January 2014
Author: David Brown