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Fire Safety at work

Fire is one of the most common causes of fatalities and injuries at work, especially in industries where workers are surrounded by hazardous materials which tend to burn easily and quickly. Apart from causing physical injuries to workers, fires also cause a lot of damage to materials and property and that is why it is extremely important to have proper fire safety at work. Millions of pounds are spent every year in the UK in dealing with the after effects of fire in workplaces.

Many fires can easily be prevented if adequate fire safety precautions are taken. Maintaining proper fire safety standards in commercial places and buildings not only helps in saving lives but also provides protection to buildings and the businesses carried on within them. It is the responsibility of the employer to undertake fire safety measures in his or her workplace. According to UK law, employers are required to carry out fire risk assessment programs and review them regularly. Employers also need to install proper fire safety controls in the workplace, have adequate planning for an emergency situation and provide sufficient training, instruction and information to the staff members. It is the responsibility of the employer to install proper fire safety at work and also to train employees about fire equipment so that they can operate them in case of a fire. If an employer fails in his/her duty and a fire is caused as a result that employer can be held liable for the injuries and losses of the employee.

If you have been a victim of a fire at your workplace and the fire was caused by your employer’s negligence i.e. proper fire safety measures were not installed, then you have the right to pursue a compensation claim against your employer. In order to do this, you should hire a professional, qualified and experienced Solicitor. Cooks Legal deal with accident compensation claims for on behalf of victims. We work on the basis of no win no fee which means that we will not charge you any legal fees if the case is unsuccessful. Further if the case is won you will receive 100% compensation without any deductions from your award.

Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough