Any employer in the UK should be fully conversant with health and safety employment law at work, because if they are not and you have an accident then it could be deemed their fault. This could end up being very costly for them if you make a workplace injury in Clutton-on-the-Mendips compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Health and safety issues
Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees while in the workplace, and to let them know about all health and safety issues that affect them. They should take steps to ensure that the workplace is a safe environment for the workers, otherwise they could face prosecution and leave themselves open to their employees sustaining a workplace injury in Clutton-on-the-Mendips.
Serious accidents must be reported
The employer must report serious accidents at work to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). There are several types of incident that fall within this category, such as:
- Major injuries, including broken limbs or ribs;
- Collapse of scaffolding or walls;
- People overcome by gas or fumes; and
- An injury that would need you to have more than seven days off work.
If you think that your employer might not have reported an accident to the HSE, then you should do so yourself. They like to investigate each reported incident and compile an accident report, which often apportions blame. A copy of this report could be vital when making your personal injury claim for compensation.
The accident book
All accidents, no matter how minor, should be recorded in an accident book. Not only will a record help you if in the future you want to use an injury lawyer to make a claim for compensation, but it also helps the employer to see if similar accidents keep happening, so that they can takes steps to make sure that they are avoided for future.
Getting help from the right law firm for your workplace injury in Clutton-on-the-Mendips
Accident Advice Helpline are second to none for dealing with personal injury claims, and over the last 15 years have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation to which they were entitled. This is why we have such a good reputation for looking after our clients, and why we get 25,000 new enquiries every month.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you will not need any money to start your claim and you will not need any money if your workplace injury in Clutton-on-the-Mendips claim is lost. No one need hold back from making a claim because they think they cannot afford the legal costs.
We have a helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, where you can speak to one of our friendly and helpful advisors, or you can complete the 30-second test online to see if you have a valid claim, and if you do it will give you an estimate of the amount you may receive.