Claims for Accidents at Work
Some workplaces are inherently more dangerous than others, but no workplace should be unnecessarily dangerous and employers accordingly have a duty to protect their employees from injury.
Employers have to supply any necessary safety wear, provide the right tools for the job and keep them in good condition, train relevant employees in safe operational techniques, provide suitable workstations, and keep corridors and doors free from hazards. Employees working at height are subject to special protection.
Common accidents at work include back injuries from heavy lifting, injuries caused by defective tools or machinery, crushing injuries and breaks and sprains arising from slipping and tripping accidents.
If your employer breaches their duty of care and you suffer an accident at work as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Even if you are injured in an accident at work that was caused by a colleague’s negligence, your employer may still be legally liable.
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