Accidents at Work

By law, your employers have a duty to protect your health and safety while you work and in your workplace. The responsibility of safety is also jointly your own, with employees taking reasonable responsibility to care for their own health, and the health of those around them.

Suitable working conditions often play a large part in accidents occurring at work. As part of an employer’s duty of care, they must:

• Keep dust, fumes and noise under control
• Make sure plant and machinery are safe and regularly maintained.
• Provide protective clothing where necessary.
• Report certain diseases and injuries to the relevant authority.
• Provide adequate first aid equipment and facilities
• Assess risks that may occur and change practices accordingly.

If you have had an accident at work, it is important you report it to your employers as soon as possible. It is their responsibility to record the incident in an Accident Book. You should also keep your own copy for your records, as it may help you make a claim. It is also very important you seek medical attention or visit your GP. This will provide you with any medical attention you may need, ensure you recover appropriately, and will also prove useful when making a claim.

Common types of accidents at work include:

Severe construction accidents
Dangerous machinery claims
Falls from heights
Farm accidents
Fork Lift accidents
Repetitive Strain Injury

Here at the Medical Accident group, we deal with only the most severe cases so you can be sure that our solicitors are fully qualified and highly experienced in a range of cases. Our team understands that serious accidents can change your life, and the lives of those around you. We can help you access the expert rehabilitation you deserve to help you rebuild your life.

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