Your employer has a legal obligation to provide you with a safe and clean working environment. It is each employer’s duty to outline health and safety issues which may be relevant to your well-being.
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive for the year ending 2011 report that work place injuries and work-related ill health cost the economy £13.4 billion, which translates to 27 million lost working days.
If you feel your injury has been caused by employer negligence in failing to uphold adequate safety measures in the work place, you could be one of the 1.1 million people out of work due to employer negligence and you may be entitled to make a claim.
Say What You See
Make a note of your injury in the Accident Book. This will be supplied to you by your employer, and serves as a primary account of events. Not only can this help in building your case, but an up to date Accident Book can also help your employer to spot trends in injuries.
If you think you, or someone you know, has been injured in the workplace and would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email