The chances of suffering an injury at work is relatively high. A staggering 175,000 accidents occur at work each year in the UK. Many accidents leave the employees with long-term injuries and substantial pain. Lifting and moving objects, defective machinery, trips and slips can cause injuries at work
During the winter months, the risk to employees who work outside are higher due to adverse weather conditions. Employers are expected to ensure that the right procedures are in place so as to avoid health risks which include asthma, stiff joints, fatigue and bronchitis.
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that all workers are correctly trained and equipped for the conditions and that strict procedures are in place. Your employers have a “duty of care” to protect you and to inform you about health and safety issues that may affect you. They also have a legal obligation to report certain accidents and incidents.
If you have sustained an accident at work, it is essential that you do the following:
Ensure the accident has been recorded into the allocated ‘Accident Book’ at work.
Report the injury to the appropriate authority.
Obtain medical advice
Keep a record of the accident and any witness around.
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If you have been involved in an accident at work, you might be entitled to compensation. If you would like to discuss this further, please call Vicki Wright, a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor for an informal chat on 023 92 483322.