Does your workplace have a first aid officer?
In order to try and make employees as safe as possible when they are at work, the government have introduced various health and safety laws and regulations. One of these regulations concerns the use of first aid officers and fire officers.
Depending on the size of your workplace and how many people are employed there, your employer might be required to ensure that some members of staff are willing to act as either a first aider or a fire officer, in the event of an emergency.
Whilst a first aid officer may provide urgent care to anyone who is ill or injured, they may also be responsible for phoning for help or recording the incident in a log. Similarly, when a fire drill or genuine evacuation occurs, a fire officer may have the responsibility of ensuring that everyone meets at the relevant location and they may also take a register so that they can let the fire brigade know if anyone is unaccounted for or still in the building.
If your employer is required to fill these posts and they fail to do so, they could be breaching health and safety guidelines. If anyone is hurt as a result, they could be liable for their injuries.
Do you need to make workplace claims in Waveney?
If your employer has caused you to suffer an injury or become ill, injury solicitors could certainly help you to make workplace claims in Waveney. Although it’s important for you to show that the incident wasn’t your fault, if you can do this, there’s a good chance that injury solicitors in Waveney will be able to assist you in making an effective claim.
However, if you’re looking for injury solicitors in Waveney because you live locally, you may want to consider working with other firms as well. Whilst injury solicitors in Waveney may be able to provide the help you need, you won’t be able to compare their services and fees with other firms unless you look around.
At Accident Advice Helpline, for example, we offer a range of services so that claimants can make a compensation claim as easily as possible. Firstly, we always provide free no obligation advice so that potential claimants are able to find out more about making a claim before they commit to going ahead.
Secondly, if potential claimants do decide to make a claim, we aim to help them on a no win no fee basis so that they aren’t required to pay any upfront fees or charges at all. If you think that you might be eligible to make a claim and your injury occurred within the last three years, why not contact us to find out if we’ll be able to help you.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about making workplace claims in Waveney today.
Date Published: 19th May 2014