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Your rights if you receive an injury at work.

When it comes to matters of health and safety in the workplace, employers have legal responsibilities to put in place measures which ensure the safety both of those who work for them, but also for the general public; failure to meet these obligations can leave employers liable for criminal prosecution as well as potential negligence action. The major piece of legislation which deals with issues of workplace health and safety is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which lays out the basic measures that employers should take. 

The first thing you should look to do in this regard, if you are running a business, is to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment. This will enable you to establish exactly where your business is potentially in breach of the legislation and allow you to determine what should be done to improve health and safety in these areas. A reliable person connected with the business should then be appointed to be in charge of this issue. When it comes to smaller businesses, this person is usually one of the people who own the business, or a member of staff with previous experience in this field with a larger company. If you are running a company with a staff of five or more, then you are also legally obliged to maintain an official record of all findings of the risk assessment and establish a formal policy for health and safety based on the findings of the assessment. This must be fully understood by all members of staff. 

Amongst the obligations which employers must meet when it comes to ensuring the safety of their work premises and equipment, are to make sure that any machinery is regularly inspected and maintained; make sure that any dangerous liquids or chemicals are stored safely; ensure that staff are fully cognisant of safe working practices when it comes to machinery or chemicals; provide suitable protective clothing for those using dangerous materials; keep full and accurate records of any accident or incidents involving health and safety; and make sure that the facilities within the premises meet Health and Safety Executive standards. 

If you need to make an injury at work claim please contact Irwin Mitchell for more information on your options.


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