Injured as a result of a workshop related accident?
Workshops are by their very nature busy and often dangerous environments to work in. The sheer volume of equipment and vehicles can mean that safety and good working practice is often overlooked. Accidents can occur when technicians don’t anticipate them and injuries caused as a result, may be painful and debilitating.
If you have been the victim of a workshop related accident as a result have suffered workplace injuries in Worcestershire, then you may wish to consider finding out more about pursuing a personal injury compensation claim for your injury.
Can you claim for your workplace injuries in Worcestershire?
The law states clearly that if you are the victim of workplace injuries in Worcestershire that was caused through no fault of your own and it occurred within the last 3 years’, that you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries.
Claiming for your workplace injuries in Worcestershire
The accident or incident which causes your injuries to be sustained may have been caused through the negligence or fault of some one else; perhaps a colleague or your employer.
Ensuring that Health and Safety procedures are adhered to and put into practice is the responsibility of your employer and any failure to comply with this, may result in accidents and injuries being sustained.
Keeping safe in the workshop environment
Obviously, it is important for all employers and employees to ensure that they play a part to minimise the risk of accidents occurring in the first instance.
Employers should ensure that they provide:
- Personal protective equipment for their employees which should consist of protective overalls, steel toe capped boots, protective disposable gloves, goggles to protect the eye area, masks to reduce the inhalation of dust and chemicals and ear defenders to protect the ears from dangerous levels of noise pollution.
- Adequate training and supervision for all employees to ensure that they are able to fulfill the requirements of their role safely
- A maintenance programme to ensure that equipment and machinery are serviced and checked regularly and any repairs are conducted promptly
Employees also have a responsibility to ensure that:
- They use the personal protective equipment that has been provided for their use by their employer
- They don’t attempt tasks that are beyond their experience and level of training
- they replace tools and equipment in their designated places to reduce injury and hazards
- They report any concerns that they may have about equipment or tools to their manager for repair or replacement
- They attend training sessions
- They observe and adhere to Health and Safety at Work procedures and practices
Let an expert law firm help make your claim a success!
The leading law firm: Accident Advice Helpline are always on hand to answer your call and offer no obligation advice about making a no win no fee claim for your accident at work in Worcestershire.
Their injury solicitors can process all aspects of your claim on your behalf.
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For expert legal advice about your possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 (from a landline) or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2014