It is important to bear in mind that your employer has a duty of care to you as an employee. If you suffer an injury in an accident at work which is not your fault you may be entitled to pursue an action for personal injury compensation against your employer and/or their insurance company. Your employer has a statutory obligation to ensure that your work environment is safe, that you work with safe people and equipment and that you have safe systems of work in place. It is important to ensure that if you are involved in a work place accident that you report the accident to your employer and seek the necessary medical treatment which you require. You should also seek legal advice so as to ensure that you are aware of your rights and your employers obligations. Your employer has very specific obligations under health and safety legislation.
Where you suffer an injury as a result of an accident in work which is not your fault, you may be entitled to pursue an action for personal injury compensation which may include a claim for loss of earnings, medical bills and other appropriate expenses. Typically work place accidents can involve the following:
Injuries sustained whilst working with dangerous machinery
Back injury sustained whilst discharging work duties, usually lifting
Trips, falls or slips in the work environment
Poorly surfaced working floors/stairs
Lack of health and safety guidelines/precautions/safeguards
Lack of training and/or supervision
It is important to bear in mind that there is a positive obligation on your employer to train you and your work colleagues so as to ensure that you have a safe work environment. Where an employer has failed to provide the necessary training and/or supervision this may result in a worker suffering injury.
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