Who is at fault for your Workplace Accident?
All employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors from accidents and injuries. This includes ensuring: -
They provide their employees with the necessary machinery and tools to complete their jobs. They also need to ensure the machines and tools are maintained to a safe condition.
The workplace is kept in a safe and tidy condition. Employees should be provided with suitable workstations and chairs and the floor and corridors should be clean and free from hazards. Doors and gates should not be obstructed.
All employees required to lift heavy objects should receive training to show them how to do this safely.
All employees are provided with any safety wear they require to complete their jobs, such as goggles, hard hats, ear defenders, dust masks, safety gloves, safety boots or high-visibility jackets.
You can also make a personal injury compensation claim if your workplace accident or workplace injury was caused by the negligence of another member of staff. You can be entitled to a work accident claim.
Employees working at heights are protected by the Work at Height Regulations 2005.