Inadequate or poor first aid in the workplace
First aid is important in the workplace and if you are working with machinery that would be considered dangerous it is even more important to ensure that there is someone within the company who has received full first aid training. If you have suffered an injury as the result of an accident at work it is good to know that there is a trained member of staff on hand to administer first aid whilst waiting for an ambulance or to ensure that you are looked after on the way to hospital. Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee Martock lawyers have experience when it comes to dealing with compensation claims which are the result of poor or non-existent first aid care. First aid should be provided in the workplace to a minimum as follows:
- An accessible first aid kit which is fully stocked
- A designated and trained first aider
- Information on first aid provision available to all employees
Be it a business with only a small number of employees or a large company with a great many employees first aid is something that is needed right across the board and a failure to provide first aid is failing in a duty of care to all employees. It should also not be taken for granted that a member of staff may know how to administer first aid, it should be something that is taken seriously and proper training given. Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee Martock solicitors have dealt with cases where proper first aid has not been provided.
Lack of first aid made things worse
Suffering an accident at work is bad enough but matters can be made worse if there is insufficient or no first aid care on hand to help with the aftermath of an accident. If you have suffered an accident in the last three years that wasn’t your fault and there was little in the way of first aid care then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. First aid cover should be available in every workplace regardless of size. A lack of first aid care can lead to an excessive loss of blood, infection if the wound is not treated correctly, or improper attention being administered to a wound that may lead to scarring.
There was no first aid available to me – can a no win no fee Martock solicitor help?
If you have been the victim of an accident and didn’t receive the correct first aid in the workplace then you may be entitled to compensation especially if the lack of first aid compounded matters. Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee Martock solicitors are on hand to help.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day seven days a week and our friendly and expert staff are here to make an initial assessment to establish if you are indeed eligible to make a claim for compensation. You can contact us by calling our landline number 0845 180 4123 or mobile number 0333 500 0992 (network charges may apply) or by texting the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 19th May 2014
Author: David Brown