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In the UK, there are a number of different health and safety regulations that employers must consider within the workplace. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) acts as an independent regulator for work-related personal injuries and safety and enforces prosecutions against individuals and companies that are deemed to have failed to protect the well being of their employees and the public.

Employers must consider:

  • The harm that could come to their employees in their job
  • Ways in which these could be prevented or avoided
  • Providing working environments that consider the well being of their workforce in areas including washing facilities, drinking water, first aid and protective clothing
  • Explaining risks to their staff and training them in health and safety
  • Reporting fatalities and major injuries to the HSE
  • Having insurance to cover their employees and to pay out in the event of a work accident claim

Companies that are negligent in these areas are considered to be putting their employees at risk and could find personnel suffering a personal injury.

However, there are a number of ways in which a member of staff could be deemed to be partially or wholly responsible for the workplace accident, with the HSE recommending that employees:

  • Take reasonable care to support the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues and the public
  • Follow the training they have been provided and cooperate with their employer
  • Inform their employer, health and safety representative or supervisor if they believe the workplace environment is putting people’s well being at risk

If you’ve been the victim of a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault or that was caused by the negligence of your employer, contact our solicitors in Lancashire, solicitors in Preston, solicitors in Manchester, solicitors in Liverpool, solicitors in Birmingham, solicitors in Leicester, solicitors in London, solicitors in Solicitors in Newcastle, solicitors in Cardiff, solicitors in Blackburn or solicitors in Burnley.

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