We recognise how difficult it is when, not only do you suffer an accident but it happens in the course of your employment.
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure as far as possible, your health, safety and welfare whilst you are at work, both under legislation and under common law.
Their duties include the following:-
- Making the workplace safe and ensuring that safe system of work is in place.
- Providing suitable and safe co-workers.
- Ensuring that plant and machinery is suitable and safe to use.
- Making sure that all materials are handled, stored and used safely.
- To tell you about any potential hazards from the work you do, and give you information, instructions, training and supervision as needed.
- Make sure that ventilation, temperature and lighting meets health safety and welfare requirements.
- Check that the right work equipment is provided and properly used and regularly maintained.
- Prevent or control exposure to substances that may damage your health.
- Take precautions against the risks caused by flammable or explosive hazards, electrical equipment, noise and radiation.
- Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling and if it cannot be avoided, take precautions to reduce the risk of injury.
- Provide protection clothing or equipment, free of charge, if risk can’t be removed or adequately controlled by other means.
- Ensure that the right warning signs are provided and looked after.
We have a specialist team of Solicitors who are experienced in dealing with accidents at work and can help you to obtain compensation for:-
- Pain and suffering you experience following the accident.
- Any loss of earnings
- Out of pocket expenses such as travelling and medical expenses.
- Care if someone has to look after you following the accident.
- Future losses if your injury is so serious that it will have long-term consequences.
If you wish to enquire about the possibility of making a claim, please complete and return to us the attached claim form.