Wokingham Accident at Work


Your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. This obligation, known as a duty of care, arises under health and safety legislation as well as common law.

There are a broad range of requirements that fall under your employer’s duty of care. They include the following provisions:

  1. The provision of competent staff
    Your employer has an obligation to hire competent employees, and a duty to provide with them training, supervision and instruction. They should also ensure that they take action to prevent their employees from carrying out acts that might cause you physical or emotional harm.
  2. The provision of a safe place of work
    Your employer must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the workplace is safe. They are also under a duty with respect to the safety of the premises of third parties, even though they may have no control over these premises.
  3. The provision of proper equipment
    Your employer must take reasonable care to provide you with proper equipment. If necessary equipment is unavailable and this leads to a Wokingham accident at work, your employer will be liable. However, your employer will not be liable if you fail to make proper use of the equipment supplied and/or choose the wrong equipment for the job.
  4. The provision of a safe system of work
    A safe system of work is a procedure that results from the examination of a task in order to identify potential hazards. Your employer must create a safe system of work and ensure its operation. Even if the system put in place is safe, a failure to operate the system, whether by an employee or an independent contractor, will render your employer liable.

Your employer’s duty of care is personal and non-delegable. They can delegate the performance of the duty to others, but cannot blame others for their negligent performance.

Wokingham accident at work compensation

If you suffer a Wokingham accident at work due to your employer’s failure to keep you safe from harm, you may be able to hold them accountable for breaching their duty of care. You can do this by contacting Accident Advice Helpline and making a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ compensation claim against your employer. Simply call our 24/7 Freephone helpline and speak to our trained advisers, or try out our 30-second calculator to get an estimate of the amount of compensation you could claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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