Workplace injury claim


The Health and Safety Executives Role in the Workplace Injury Claim

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was formed in January 1975, its formation was an amalgamation of several other organisations whose role it was to enforce the legislation governing the safety of the workforce in their workplace. Employees who are injured at work can start a workplace injury claim based on the law enforced by the HSE.

The Health and Safety Executive has roots in the factories act 1833. This act led to a the appointment of factory inspectors whose main role was to ensure that children employed in factories, mainly in the textile industry, were working in safe conditions and were not over worked. Other acts of parliament were past to protect those in other areas of the workforce. The main acts and organisations are listed here:

  • 1833 factory inspectorate enforcing the 1833 Factories Act
  • 1843 the mines inspectorate enforcing the 1842 Mines Act
  • 1895 the quarry inspectorate enforcing the 1894 Quarries act

These organisations enforcing the various acts of parliament are what formed the foundations of the Health and Safety Executive. The HSE, just like its predecessors, enforced the law, and where there was a breach of the law, their evidence forms the basis of the workplace injury claim.

Whilst progress has been made, the work of the HSE is still very relevant in advancing the law that governs health and safety in the workplace. Law firms like Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) have an extensive legal team of lawyers, all of whom rely on the work of the HSE to win compensation for employees bringing a workplace injury claim.

The government have been keen to pass acts of parliament that gave the HSE further powers to protect the work force, and hopefully eradicate the workplace injury claim, which is their ultimate goal. Probably one of the most significant acts to be past was the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations Act 1981.

This act meant that every workplace was duty bound to provide equipment and staff who were able to administer first aid in the workplace for employees who were injured or became ill at work.

This did not prevent injuries at work, but was instrumental in ensuring injured victims received medical help as soon as possible, this undoubtedly saved lives. It did not mean that victims would not make a workplace injury claim, they were still entitled to this as a right, and first aid did not mitigate the organisations responsibility to provide a safe environment for employees.

The Health and Safety Executive has, for over 150 years in one shape or form, been enforcing the law to guarantee all members of the work force a safer place to work. Injury lawyers and compensation specialists have worked with victims of workplace accidents to claim compensation when there has been a breach of the health and safety law.

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.

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