Unsafe Working Arrangements
Unsafe working arrangements do not protect the safety of employees in a company. There are several different industries which can lead toserious physical and mental injuries, amputations and even fatalities. For examplethe steel and iron industry, mining and extractionindustry, working with heavy machinery and some other risky working environment are proven to be unsafe for employees. Several thousands of accidents occur annually in UK because of the unsafe working arrangements.
If you are the victim of unsafe working environment due to your employer’s negligence you can claim compensation. Call us today on 08000 430 430 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back.
Causes and Results of Unsafe Working Conditions
Unsafe working conditions involve several different kinds of risks and hazards which can harm the workers severely. For example:
- Working with heavy or inadequately maintained machinery can be highly dangerous.
- Uncovered moving parts of machines can result in amputations, scarringor fractures.
- Exposure of hazardous substances and poisonous chemicalsdue to leaks, spills and splashes can cause unconsciousness, poisoning and chemical burns.
- Uncovered power lines or poorly maintained power lines, deteriorated power supplies and use of faulty electrical equipment can cause severe electric shocks and burns.
- Usage of combustible substances, flammable materials, unsafe installation of appliances and ‘no smoking’ violations are some of the reasonsfor fire outbreaks at workplace. Improper fire fighting equipment can intensify the damage.
- High temperature due to apparatus like ovens, furnaces, boilers, heaters and hot plates are the source of immense heat and result in burns and scalds.
- Fractures, sprains and strains occur due to the slip and trip hazards in the working environment. Slippery surfaces, uneven surface or obstructing objects cause the slip and trip accidents.
- In case of moving vehicles at workplace there is a huge risk of being hit by such a vehicle. Uneven and insecure loads on vehicles havea risk of falling, which can lead to head injuries, fractures, crush injuries and broken bones.
- Working at height is another workplace hazard. There is the danger of falling when ladders are involved. Falling from heights can cause brain injury, head injury, spinal injury and fractures, broken bonesor soft tissue injuries
Responsibility of Employer
The responsibility of the employer is governed by a number of laws including the Workplace Health and Safety Act. This Act transfers a duty on your employer to ensure the safety of all workers regardless of the work they do. The duty of an employer is take all such precautionary measures which can reduce the risks of accidents.If an employer does not fulfill their obligations they will be required to compensate their employees for any injuries and losses they sustain.
Making a Compensation Claim
If you have suffered a physical or mental injury due to the poor and unsafe working conditions then you are eligible for compensation. . At Clearwater Solicitors we have expert solicitors to handle your workplace injury claim. Our team has years of experience in handling workplace injury and compensation claims.
If you or a member of your family have suffered an injury as a result of unsafe working arrangements then do not wait to talk one of our expert personal injury solicitors on 08000 430 430. We assure you that you will not be disappointed by consulting our free and fair advice.