Accidents at work


Accidents at work are not confined to the sort of jobs which are often regarded as “dangerous” such as construction work or heavy industry.

Whether you work outdoors, in an office, a shop or industry, workplace accidents are all too common.

Nobody should be exposed unreasonably to risk of injury while working with, or for the benefit of others.

The purpose of Health and Safety law is to protect people in their places of work.

Your employer has a duty to take reasonable care for your safety. An employer has a general duty to provide:

  • a reasonably safe system of work
  • a reasonably safe place of work
  • reasonably safe work equipment
  • reasonable training and instruction

Over the years various statutes and regulations have been enacted to govern the health and safety regime within workplaces. These Regulations provide standards and duties to do with just about every type of workplace and work activity.

There are Regulations concerning the maintenance and organisation of the workplace, the provision and use of work equipment, personal protective equipment, lifting equipment and display screen equipment.

There are also regulations dealing with types of work such as manual handling and working at height and regulations concerning different types of workplace, such as construction sites.

We are experienced in dealing with specific types of workplace accident claims including:-

  • Agriculture & farming accident claims
  • Construction site accidents
  • Factory accident claims
  • Office accident claims
  • Warehouse accident claims
  • Working from a height

If you have suffered injury in the course of your work, it is essential that you receive advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer who can identify when Health and Safety duties have been breached.

 

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