Workplace accident in West Berkshire
If you have been the unlucky victim of an accident in West Berkshire which has occurred in your work place, or whilst performing any of the tasks associated with your job, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
When it comes to accidents at work it is your employer’s responsibility to do all that is possible to ensure that you, and your colleagues (including any visitors to the site of work) are kept safe. While it is not always possible to cover for every eventuality, your employer, should however do all they feasibly can to make sure that people are not injured in an accident. If they fail in this regard, and an injury occurs, then they will be considered to have failed in their duty of care, and would therefore be responsible for your personal injury. In such a case Accident Advice Helpline would be able to help you make a claim against them for financial compensation.
Types of accidents that can be easily avoided
As we have said, it may not be possible to avoid every single type of accident, and in some cases an accident in West Berkshire may well still occur even if an employer has done all they can to minimise the potential for danger. However, there are some common types of incidents and accidents that, with the right attention to detail and forethought, can easily be prevented
For example, it is possible to avoid slip or trip type accidents, and their associated injuries. An employer should perform a risk assessment on any work area to establish how an accident in West Berkshire may occur. It may be that cables are running across offices which could present a tripping hazard. If there is known to be an area that is likely to generate spillages, for example, around sinks and other washing facilities, then appropriate flooring or warning signs should be in place to help guard against the possibility of people slipping. Procedures should be put in place for these areas to be regularly checked and cleaned if necessary.
If you work in a particularly hazardous environment, perhaps in a factory, then your employer should make sure that all members of staff are provided with the suitable training to be able to do their jobs safely, and that they have the necessary personal protection equipment to guard against any type of injury which could result from an accident in West Berkshire.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today
If you think your accident in West Berkshire was caused as a result of the actions, or failings, of your employer (or anyone else for that matter) then you may be able to make a claim for compensation The simplest way to find out is to take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test.
To discuss your claim with an adviser dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.