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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Workplace injuries

    Your Boss has a Duty to protect you from Workplace Injuries

    You must act in a responsible fashion and abide by current health and safety law. However your boss cannot ignore safety hazards at work and must do something about them.

    Many offices factories and warehouses are littered with areas that are waiting for an accident to happen and some poor innocent sustains a workplace injury that in some cases has life changing consequences.

    In truth very few employers are deliberately setting out to cause injuries to employees, accidents simply happen but usually as a result of a breach of health and safety regulations that they have known need addressing but ‘did not get round to’. It is this neglect that leads to accidents.

    The employee needs to play their part and report potential hazards to management. Once management have been informed it is their responsibility to take action and remedy the issue.

    It is often at this point that nothing happens and when workplace injuries occur and employers are taken to court. The fact the employer did nothing about safety hazards further adds to the case that they have been negligent.

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    What sort of hazards should be reported?

    • Wires loose across floors that could cause someone to trip up
    • Loose electrical equipment wires that can cause a fire hazard
    • Incorrect equipment provided or no equipment provided for certain jobs
    • Incorrect storage of goods that could fall on people

    The list of things that can be a potential hazard and cause workplace injuries is far longer than we can list in this article but the point is that the employee does all they can to comply to health and safety law.

    Employers then must take action and remove hazards in the workplace to prevent workplace injuries. Often with budgets budget’s being squeezed things are not done. Many employees tell stories of safety hazards being left for years without being addressed.

    We can then start to see that this is willful negligence. The courts do not take kindly to willful negligence and willful negligence will be punished by lawyers representing clients who have received workplace injuries.

    Some of these lawyers work with companies like Accident Advice Helpline who are an independent company who have worked for over a decade helping those unfortunate to have been injured whilst at work.

    Accident Advice Helpline has many partners who are all specialists in their field and pride themselves on winning cases. Helping individuals some of whom have had workplace injuries win the compensation that they are legally entitled to because they have worked for bosses who refused to take responsibility and provide a safe working environment for their employees.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 2nd December 2012

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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