Mar
29
2012

Health & Safety at Work

What’s My Claim Worth have extensive experience dealing with  accidents that have happened to you in w ide vaiety of circumstances. We have a specialist team at What’s My Claim Worth who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer a sympathetic ear along with unparalleled legal expertise.  If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

Employees Health & Safety Responsibilities

Your Rights as Employees:

Your rights as an employee cannot be changed or removed by your employer; the rights to work in a safe and healthy environment at work are given to you by law.

Most important rights you have as an Employee:

  • To be provided with any personal protective and safety equipment
  • To have any risks to your health and safety properly controlled
  • Tell your employer about any health and safety concerns
  • If your employer does not listen to your concerns, contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Stop work and leave your work area, if you have reasonable concerns about your safety

You are entitled to:

        •   Rest breaks during the working day
        •  Annual paid holiday
        • Time off from work during the working week.

<h3class=”make-bold”>Your Responsibilities to avoid any Accident at Work

Employees important responsibilities:

  • to take reasonable care of your own health and safety
  • Avoid wearing jewellery if operating machinery
  • Keep your hair tied back
  • Take reasonable care not to put other employees and members of the public at risk
  • Make sure you get proper training
  • Follow and understand the company’s health and safety policies
  • Report any injuries, strains or illnesses you suffer as a result of your job
  • Keep your employer aware of any changes you go through whilst at work, if something happens that might affect your ability to work

Your employer has a legal responsibility for your health and safety, they may need to suspend you while they find a solution to the problem, but you will normally be paid if this happens.

Who is responsible for Health and Safety at Work

  • Employer must carry out a risk assessment
  • Employer must take care of the health and safety of employees and visitors.
  •  First-aiders are needed
  •  First aid equipment should be provide

Reporting an Accident at Work

  • Your employee must report work-related accident, diseases and dangerous incidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

How to report an Accident at Work

  • All accidents can be reported online
  • Phone the Incident Contact Centre ( to report fatal and major injuries )

What your Employer must report

Your employer must report:

  • Major injuries
  • Disease
  • Death
  • Dangerous incidents
  • Injuries that stops an employee from doing their normal work for more than three days
  •  The reporting must be done by your employer, but if you are involved it’s a good idea to make sure it’s been reported.

Recording Accident at Work

  • Any injury at work must be recorded in your employers Accident Book
  •  Important if you need time off work or need to claim compensation
  • Helps employers take action to stop accidents in the future

Sick pay

  • You have the right to statutory sick pay

Making an injury claim

Any claim must:

  •   Be made within 3 years of the date of the accident
  •  You will need a solicitor to represent you
  •  You should speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer

Considering suing your employer?

Remember that the aim of legal damages is to put you in the position you would be in had the accident not happened.

What to do next if you have had an Accident at Work

  • Record the injury in the ‘Accident Book’
  • Make sure your employer has reported it to the HSE online
  • Check your contract about sick or accident pay
  • If your injury was caused to health and safety problems at work
  •  Point them out to your employer
  • Point them out to your safety representative
  • Ask them to deal with the problems

Seek Legal Advice

What’s my claim worth specialise in Accident At Work Claims Our specialist team of Personal Injury Solicitors have a wide range of experience in dealing with all types of claims, with claims values from the most straight forward of whiplash injury claims to catastrophic injury claims.

A Successful claim dealt with by What’s My Claim Worth

Our client worked as a Crane Controller on the railways and sustained injury when a crow bar he was using slipped and his dominant ring finger became trapped between a bar and steel rail. Our client was wearing gloves provided by his employer however he had not been provided with any training. Our client had immediate pain in his dominant ring finger and attended hospital where his finger was treated. He returned to work and was put on light duties for a short period of time.  Due to his injuries our client has been left with a small scar on his fingertip and some numbness of the tip.

What’s my claim worth assisted our client to obtain £2938.00 in compensation and financial losses.

What we can do for you?

If an injury like this has affected you in any way then you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my claim’ feature on the right side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the injuries that you have suffered can have severe consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account if you have had to take time off work, if you have had to pay for medication and any other losses that you may have incurred.

If your claim is successful you will keep 100% of the compensation that is awarded, win or lose, you will not pay any legal fees.

To speak to a member of our specialist team of personal injury lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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