Health and Safety at Work
Wherever you work, there are always risks to your health and safety whether you are in a predominantly office based position or a physical role. All places of work are bound by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 to provide protection for employees. Workplaces have a duty to provide an environment that protects the ‘health, safety and welfare’ of their employees and any other individual on the premises. Whatever protection is in place, injuries and potential health hazards will still occur. However, if all the appropriate procedures are not put in place, this risk increases and puts staff at unnecessary risk of injuries that could have been prevented.
If you have suffered an injury or health issue at work, it can have drastic consequences. This may include loss of earnings, an inability to work or a financial and emotional impact to you and your family. At Injury Lawyers UK we have vast experience in helping claimants who have had an accident in the workplace and can help you claim for the compensation you deserve.
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Types of Claim
Injuries and health issues that occur in the workplace can range from burns and injuries to various parts of the body to even more serious occurrences such as amputations and fatalities. When the proper health and safety procedures aren’t in place it can result in injuries caused by some of the following:
- Slip, trip and fall hazards
- Dangerous practices
- Use of toxic substances
- Falling objects
- Insufficient training
- Dangerous machinery
- Faulty equipment
- Operating and handling heavy loads
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Inadequate ventilation, lighting and temperature control
- Unsafe environmental conditions for the job
Employers need to abide by regulations that minimise the risk of the above list as much as is reasonably possible.
Can I Make a Claim?
If you have had an accident or health issue in the workplace in the last 3 years and it may be due to a failure in the correct healthy and safety procedures, you may qualify for compensation. At Injury Lawyers UK we will talk to you about your situation and help decide if you have a case. We can assess any potential case you have with a place of work.
Contact Injury Lawyers UK where our dedicated team will be ready to give you help and advice about any potential claims. Our experience lawyers always aim to get you the maximum compensation available. We offer a no win, no fee service so if you do not win your claim, there will be no financial cost. Contact us on 0800 285 1411, or fill out our personal injury enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.