Employers owe their employees a duty of care and it is imperative that they put their workers safety above anything else – providing a safe workplace at all times. If for any reason an employer fails to provide appropriate duty of care, results can often be serious, resulting in individual workers being able to make successful claims.
Here are just five of the many examples of an employer’s duty of care:
- Employers must always ensure that machinery and equipment provided for jobs is suitable and that regular inspections take place to ensure that it is in correct working order. Machines should also only be used by trained personnel.
- Your employer should never ask you to carry, lower, lift, pull or push anything that is likely to cause you injury.
- Employers should ensure that work places are lit adequately and appropriately. Also, regular lighting checks should take place.
- Health and safety regulations should be followed at absolutely all times, with one-off job requests being avoided and workers only carrying out work which is part of their job.
- Employers should all have employer’s liability insurance and if they don’t, they can be fined.
If you have been injured in the workplace within the past three years, through no fault of your own and you believe or are unsure whether your employer could be to blame, we could help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
If you would like further information regarding how we could assist you in maximising your compensation which finalising your claim in the shortest possible time frame, visit https://www.zenlaw.co.uk/personal-injury/accidents-at-work/ today.