Accident at Work
Employers have a legal duty of care towards their employees in terms of their heath, safety and welfare in the workplace. Both the workplace and a company’s business practices must be safe and not pose a risk to health.
This covers areas such as:-
- Carrying out regular and effective risk assessments and making the necessary changes to practices
- Controlling levels of dust, fumes and noise
- Establishing effective fire precautions and procedures and checking them regularly
- Maintenance and safety of equipment, plant and machinery
- Providing protective clothing where necessary
- Providing adequate first aid equipment
- Reporting on accidents and risks
- Training and training records
Employees also have a responsibility towards their fellow workers and themselves and should take reasonable care to keep themselves and the workplace safe. This involves following procedures and reporting any risks to line management.
The Claims Portal
Since 2013, most cases with a value of up to £25,000 are co-ordinated through the Employers’ Liability/Public Liability Claims Portal. There are some exceptions and any cases which are defended will fall out of the Portal. Cases within the Portal will be streamlined, quick and more cost-effective.
Our Accident at Work Experts
Kieran Ryan, Scott Corner and Sean Whitehall are expert litigators who are highly experienced in handling all aspects of personal injury claims including accidents at work. Contact them on 0121 236 1999 or via email at:-
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