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Health & Safety Claims

Health & Safety Claims

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers have a legal duty to ensure all the necessary provisions are made to protect the welfare and safety of their employees. Unfortunately, where employers breach or show disregard for these regulations accidents can occur, resulting injury, or in severe cases fatality.

By law, employers are required to conduct regular safety assessments and audits, identifying occupational hazards and subsequently managing the risk. Yet despite this, employer negligence remains the most common cause of health and safety claims. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to insufficient safety standards you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim.

Health & Safety Breaches

The nature of the health and safety breach, and the industry determine the standards of care required by employers. Naturally, those who work in dynamic environments are placed at a greater risk of sustaining an occupational injury and should therefore be covered by regulated safety guidelines.

Upon induction employees should receive comprehensive health and safety training, especially where operating moving machinery or electric tools in a daily requirement of the worker. For example, in industrial occupations the use of Personal Protective Equipment is crucial in suitably minimising health and safety hazards posed to those who work in high risk industries such as construction.

Common health and safety breaches include, inadequate training, unsafe or unsuitable equipment, unstable structures which can all result in serious injuries.

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Take our free assessment to find out if you have a health and safety claim, or call us on 0333 331 5441.

Pursuing a Health & Safety Claim

Suffering an injury due to inadequate health and safety standards can be extremely frustrating, causing major disruptions to your day to day life. Here at Farleys, our team of expert solicitors have successfully represented clients’, who sustained injuries due to a breach of regulations, securing a substantial settlement for the injured party.

The law in this area can be extremely complex due to broad range of injuries sustained and the burden of proof required to prove the employer’s liability. Therefore, if you have suffered an injury and wish to pursue a claim it is crucial you seek the advice of an expert lawyer who specialises in health and safety claims.

Our wealth of expertise in this area of law allows us to negotiate a settlement based on the needs of the individual, ensuring our clients receive the support and treatment they require in order to make a full recovery. We realise the damage caused can go beyond the physical injury, and where the accident has resulted in workplace absence, or the trauma has caused a great deal of emotional distress we will ensure this is incorporated into the settlement.

Contact a Specialist in Health & Safety Claims

For further advice or to pursue a health and safety claim contact Farleys’ expert personal injury team on 0333 331 4802, alternatively please complete an online claim assessment.

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