By Chelsea Lawson, 4th June 2020
Regardless of the industry you are in, any workplace can be dangerous to a certain extent, so this brings strict health and safety rules to govern everything from scaffolding on construction sites to machinery in a factory. Unfortunately, the rules that govern safe working practices are not always followed, and the safety equipment is not always in the best working order or maintained to the standard it should be. In such cases, accidents happen which can leave workers with serious injuries or illnesses.
COVID-19 & Health & Safety in the Workplace
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces may have had reduced access to cash and the services available to appropriately service and maintain equipment. Equipment may also have been dormant for a while causing operational difficulties. Please be aware of this when returning to work and take due care and attention to take care of yourself and those around you.
Which Jobs Carry The Most Risk?
- Painter and decorator
- Civil Engineer
- Refuse Collector
- Lorry Driver
- Factory Worker
Who Is At Fault & Who Are You Claiming Against?
It could be that the negligence was the fault of a colleague. This does not mean you would be claiming against this person. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees, so are responsible for keeping you from harm in the workplace. Every employer, by law, needs to have Employers’ Liability Insurance in place.
Some people can be hesitant in making a claim against their employer, which is completely understandable. Rest assured, the insurance employers have in place will cover everything and all associated costs and compensation. If you feel you are treated differently, then we can refer you to one of our specialist employment lawyers who would be happy to discuss your position.
If you have been injured at work and are unsure if you can bring a claim, get in touch with one of our specialist Personal Injury Lawyers on 01249 444499 and we would be happy to help. Or click here to book your free and confidential initial consultation.