Employers have a duty of care to their employees which means that they should take all steps which are reasonably possible to ensure the healthy, safety and well-being of their employees.
By law, employers must abide by relevant health and safety and employment law, as well as common law duty of care.
If you have suffered an injury at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation if you are able to demonstrate that your employer broke their lawful obligation towards you.
Employers have duties under health and safety law to assess risks in the work place. Risk assessments carried out that address all risks that might cause them harm in your workplace.
Your employers are therefore required to make suitable assessment to the risks to your health and safety in the workplace.
Your employer is required to ensure all employees undertake adequate training for their job in the workplace by the provision of information, instruction, training and supervision.
Your employer is required to ensure that any work equipment you are required to use is adapted and suitable for the purpose of its intended use. Your employer is required to maintain the work equipment is in an efficient state and efficient working order.
Personal Protective Equipment or “PPE” is equipment used to protect an employee in environments that requires further protection, such as a hard hat on a construction site or goggles, safety boots, masks, respirators, gloves, high visibility attire and ear protectors.
Your employee is required to ensure that suitable PPE is provided to any employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health and safety.
Your employee is required to reduce any risk arising from a manual handling operation to the lowest level possible and avoid the need for any employee to undertake manual handling if at all possible.
If your employer breaches any of the above regulations, and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Personal Injury Assist will make a claim against your employer on your behalf and refer to the above Regulations as relevant to the standard to be expected of Employers in the workplace and any breach of the above Regulations will be relied upon as evidence of common law Negligence
Our experts have vast experience in dealing with such cases and we will work closely with you to demonstrate that your employer knew or ought to have known about the related dangers and neglected to take sufficient steps to keep you safe.