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Safety at Work

Some of the common injuries that occur at workplaces are due to trips, slips or unexpected falls. Many accidents and injuries can be avoided with safety measures and precautions. One of the precautions seen in many workplaces is the use of special footwear such as non-slip footwear.

To reduce accidents at workplaces and ensure safety at work, it is very important to make the work force aware of certain basic things. Educating the workforce to keep themselves as well as their co-workers secured, safe and out of danger is very crucial to prevent injuries at work.  Distributing leaflets, putting up posters and training employees about safe working habits and how to perform their job correctly is also important. 

It is important to note that employees have a duty to report problems as well as potential hazards in the workplace which they are aware of. In order to maintain safety at work and in order to prevent injuries at work, employers are required to conduct risk assessments. If an employer breaches their duty they can be held liable for injuries the employee has suffered following an accident. As part of the employers general,duty they would need to recognise the hazards, change work procedures if necessary, and provide personal or protective equipment.

Cooks Legal handle workplace injury cases on a no win no fee basis. This means that we do not charge you on winning the case as our fees are recovered from the third party. You will therefore receive 100% compensation.

Food Poisoning
Mr W was involved in a food poisoning incident at a Dinner Dance. Cooks obtained an admission of liability swiftly from the hosts. Mr W’s symptoms did not settle, he required surgery and Cooks referred him to a Gastrointestinal Consultant to provide a final diagnosis. On receipt of this Mr W agreed an out of Court settlement of £20,000.00
"At first the Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, but Cooks never gave up and in the end I received a correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment and a cheque for far more than I had expected."
Mr W of Kent