All UK employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. They should all follow the health and safety rules laid down in law by the governments watchdog in these matters, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Failure to do so can result in employees being injured in accidents that were not their own fault, and perhaps claiming workplace compensation in Wealden, or wherever else they may be.
The basics of health and safety
Much of the health and safety legislation is common sense, and things that employers do automatically, but not all of it is. There are rules that relate to everyone and then ones that relate just to particular trades and professions. Just a few of the basic general laws are:
- All machinery and equipment must be kept in good working order, and anyone that is to use it must be properly trained to do so.
- They should carry out risk assessments and act on any findings that show potential dangers.
- They should have a health and safety policy in place that they make sure everyone knows and implements.
- They should have procedures in place in case of an emergency situation, such as a fire.
- They should record all accidents in an accident book.
The list goes on and on, and is readily available for all employers on the very user friendly HSE website.
Your employer has no excuse for not complying with the law, and should not be at all surprised if an injured employee claims workplace compensation in Wealden.
Making claims for workplace compensation in Wealden
If you want an easy, stress free way of claiming your compensation, then you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of employees claim compensation after an accident at work, and will be able to help you to as long as your injury was bad enough to need medical attention, and the accident happened no more than three years ago.
Over 15 years experience, and expert lawyers and solicitors to fight your claim, make us the best option as the law firm to help you. Dame Esther Rantzen recommends our services to all innocent victims of accidents, as she knows that we care about our claimants, always putting their needs first.
To find out more about making a claim, or to get your claim started today, ring our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our friendly advisors. Or use your mobile to call them on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 9th September 2015
Author: David Brown