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A safe workplace in any industry should be a priority. However, in industries that utilise heavy machinery and equipment, ensuring employee safety is of paramount importance. As personal injury solicitors, we have seen firsthand the impact that workplace accidents and injuries can have.
Compliance with Health and Safety regulations is essential for all organisations in ensuring workplace safety for everyone. This is particularly true for industries that utilise heavy machinery and equipment. For example, the construction industry sees approximately 59,000 non-fatal workplace injuries annually.
While all employers have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment, as an employee, you must be aware of your own responsibilities to ensure workplace safety. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers at Thorneycroft Solicitors understands the impact workplace accidents have, so we’ve explored some of the best practices that you can adopt to ensure your safety at work.
Ensuring your well-being at work should always be a top priority for employers and they must comply with Health and Safety regulations. Despite this, workplace injuries are common and can occur in any job. Statistics released in late 2022 indicate that 565,000 non-fatal injuries occurred across 2021/22. Typically, these injuries relate to the work equipment used or how processes are carried out whilst on site, such as heavy lifting, manual handling, working from heights, and even workplace stress.
The UK construction industry has seen steady growth over the years and is now governed by extensive health and safety regulations and legislation. However, despite the most comprehensive safety measures in place, construction is still one of the most dangerous industries to work in. With powerful tools and equipment, site vehicles, and work taking place at a height on high ladders, roofs and scaffolding, it’s no surprise that in recent years construction has accounted for 59,000 non-fatal injuries in workers annually.
Accidents can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere – even when you are working for yourself. If you’ve been injured in an accident at work as a self-employed individual, it’s likely you’ll be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the steps you need to take. You might also be wondering if you’re even eligible to make a claim, and if so, what kind of compensation you are entitled to. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about self-employed injury claims.
Whilst the majority of employers do everything they can to ensure that they provide a safe working environment for their employees. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong and accidents occur. Whether you are an employer looking to find out more about liability claims or you are seeking advice after an accident at work, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about employers’ liability.
It is the responsibility of a person or company owning or managing a public area such as a shop or restaurant to ensure it is safe for public use, and failing to ensure the safety of the public may result in a public liability claim.
Food poisoning is unpleasant, but in most cases, it doesn’t lead to long-term health implications, and with sensible eating habits, you are likely to return to normal fairly quickly. However, food poisoning can also have longer-term effects for some people. If you have suffered food poisoning as a result of the negligence of a restaurant, cafe, hotel or supermarket, you could be entitled to compensation.
Healthcare workers are exposed to a variety of possible hazards on a daily basis, but violence should not be one of them. However, unfortunately, an increasing number of healthcare workers are suffering personal injuries as a result of violence at work. This article will explain what workplace violence is, your employer’s duty of care to you and what you should do if you have been injured due to violence at work.
It is a common misconception that if you are self-employed and working in construction, you do not have the same legal rights as a permanent employee if you are injured whilst on site. However, this is not the case, even if you are self-employed you will still be able to make a personal injury claim under most circumstances. Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors, we have dealt with many successful personal injury claims for self-employed construction workers.