Whilst some residents of Newby Bridge work for themselves, many work for someone else – this is called their employer and they are an employee. These days, an employee has several rights. They can expect their health, safety and welfare to be safeguarded by their employer and if this does not happen and they become injured, they have the right to start looking for an occupational lawyer who works for no win no fee in Newby Bridge.
The lawyer will help them to get some compensation – this is money that you get from your employer (or from their insurance company) to compensate you for the injury that you suffered through no fault of your own. You can also claim for money that you have lost as a result of the injury.
An expert legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline can help with this. Here are some situations that an occupational lawyer who works for no win no fee in Newby Bridge could help with:
Getting help from an occupational lawyer who works for no win no fee in Newby Bridge – unsafe working environments
An employee’s working environment can be unsafe because of:
- Changing and toilet facilities
- The fabric and materials of the working environment
- The air that employees breath
- Machinery and equipment
Getting help from an occupational lawyer who works for no win no fee in Newby Bridge – poor risk assessments
Risk assessments are unlikely to protect health and safety if they have not been carried out thoroughly and carefully. They will not work if they have not identified all of the hazards (something that could cause harm) and identified the steps that should be taken to protect employees from those hazards.
Employees have the right to be provided with appropriate equipment for them to carry out their work safely. The equipment must be suitable for all the jobs that they are required to perform and must be maintained and cleaned properly.
Inadequate training and supervision
Training would normally include:
- Manual handling
- Fire safety procedures
- First aid procedures
- Training in handling dangerous substances
- Specific equipment and machinery
Accident Advice Helpline
Some dangerous tasks cannot be avoided and some employees will have to carry them out. Under these circumstances employees must be provided with appropriate protective equipment such as:
- Safety glasses
- Safety goggles
- Breathing apparatus
- Ear defenders (ear plugs)
- Non-slip boots
- Re-enforced (steel toe cap) boots
- Chain mail aprons
- Arm guards
- Leg guards
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Sharon Parry