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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Winchester Accident at Work


    By law, your employer must take all practicable steps to ensure a safe work environment. This means that they must think about the ways that you could sustain an injury or illness while you are at work.

    What your employer must do to prevent an accident at work

    Your employer must:

    • Implement a safe working environment by identifying, assessing and managing hazards
    • Provide you with information, training and supervision
    • Involve you in the process of implementing a safe working environment
    • Plan and be ready for emergencies

    Your employer is not alone in the responsibility to create a safe workplace. As an employee, you, too, have specific responsibilities to help yourself to stay safe.

    What you must do

    You must:

    • Follow safety procedures and take care of any protective equipment provided by your employer
    • Take care not to harm anyone else by either action or inaction
    • Understand that you are obligated not to carry out tasks that are unsafe
    • Tell your employer if you see something that is unsafe
    • Report any accidents, including near misses
    • Attend health and safety training and read any information provided by your employer

    What your employer must do in the event of a Winchester accident at work

    Your employer must follow health and safety requirements whenever someone suffers a Winchester accident at work. They must:

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    • Keep a record of workplace accidents
    • Investigate accidents so that they can take manage the offending hazards and stop them from causing further harm
    • Report any serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive

    What you must do

    Accidents at work can have a devastating effect on your physical, emotional and financial health. To protect your right to receive compensation for your Winchester accident at work, you must:

    • Receive first aid or medical attention for any injuries or illnesses you sustain
    • Inform your employer as soon as possible
    • Record your accident in your employer’s accident book
    • Refrain from interfering with the accident scene
    • Keep copies of your accident book entry and any other documentation relating to your accident
    • Contact Accident Advice Helpline and seek free, no-obligation legal advice from our team of trained claims advisers

    If, following seeking out advice, you decide to make a Winchester accident at work claim against your employer, our personal injury lawyers will work for you on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, which means that you will be able to receive expert assistance without putting your finances at risk. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: 18th November 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.