No matter where you live,whether it is in Cornwall, Scotland or Slough, you are not immune to accidents and many of them happen in the workplace. If you have a workplace accident in Slough due to your employer’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.
Your boss has a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of members of staff while they are at work. They should also ensure that you have a safe place in which to carry out your duties.
The legal duties of employers to avoid a workplace accident in Slough
There are many rules, regulations and laws with which employers have to comply. Some relate to tax and national insurance, some to holiday, some to sick pay and maternity leave, and some to health and safety. They are all legal requirements, and can all have nasty repercussions for both the employee and employer if they do not comply.
The various laws are monitored and controlled by different governing bodies. In the case of your safety at work, it is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). They decide on the rules for every type of trade you can think of, as well as some general rules that all employers should follow. Most of them are common sense, but it is surprising just how many employers fall foul of the law in these matters. Just a few of the general rules are:
- Make sure employees take proper breaks
- Have a health and safety policy in place and make sure staff follow it
- Make sure employees have enough room in which to work comfortably
- Ensure that all equipment is in proper working order and safe
- Ensure staff are properly trained to use any equipment
- Carry out risk assessments and act on any findings
- Record accidents in an accident book and report serious ones to the HSE
- Carry out regular fire drills and
- Have procedures in place in case of an emergency situation
Claiming compensation for your workplace accident in Slough
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you make your personal injury compensation claim. For over 15 years, we’ve been providing access to justice for blameless victims of accidents, and have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were legally entitled.
On our website we have a compensation calculator, which we call the 30-second test. This will help you decide whether or not you qualify for compensation for your workplace accident in Slough and give you a rough estimate of how much you can expect to be awarded in a successful case.
Alternatively, you can speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors on our freephone number: 0800 689 0500. They will provide you with all the information you need to decide if you want to make a personal injury compensation claim for your workplace accident in Slough or not. If you are calling from a mobile dial 0333 500 0993 or text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will ring you back.