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Work Health and Safety

The Work health and safety of an employee has to be taken care of by the employer in the workplace. Your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure your safety at work. Certain steps are to be followed to ensure adequate health and safety in the workplace in line with common law and statutory guidelines.

  • Workplace health and safety should be a priority of the employer. Necessary training should be provided to the employees with regards to work environment health and safety.
  • Workplace equipment and machinery should be well maintained.
  • There should be a workplace and health safety officer that may provide relevant training programs.
  • An employee is also responsible for health and safety at the workplace.
  • Risk assessments should be conducted by employers.
  • Documenting procedures is also an important step for the health and safety of employees.
  • Proper action needs to be taken at the time of the accident occurring at the workplace and necessary procedures should be followed. All accidents which require reporting should be recorded.
  • Details of injuries should be kept in accident books.
  • Keep regular audit reports and other relevant reports.

If work health and safety is not adequately taken care of by the employer they can be held liable for resulting accidents. An employee can pursue compensation from an employer who has acted negligently, causing the employee to sustain injuries. The amount of compensation can depend on the severity of injuries sustained and the effect of the injuries on the employee.

Cooks Legal can help you deal with your personal injury case on a no win no fee basis. There will be no fees for you to pay if your case is successful and you will receive 100% compensation.

Public Liability
Accident in Supermarket
Mrs H was shopping for a small fold out table in a Supermarket. She reached to take one when the stack collapsed falling onto her right foot. X-rays to her foot showed no fracture but she was still forced to use crutches for a few weeks afterwards.

Within 6 months of being instructed Cooks had obtained a settlement offer of £2,000.00 which Mrs H was delighted to accept. She said
"My Granddaughter found your website and recommended you to me. Thank you for all your efforts for my accident claim, I appreciate your kindness. I received my cheque today and will be taking my grandchildren away on holiday with the money you recovered for me"
Mrs H from Devon