Accidents at Work
If you have suffered an injury at work which was not your fault you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Legislation contained in The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to make sure their employees are safe and provide a series of general duties to set up a safe system of work.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
These regulations came into force on the 29 December 1999 and implement European Health and Safety Directives regarding employers obligations in respect of health and safety for workers.
Failure to Provide Protective Equipment
Your employer is under a duty to make sure suitable personal protective equipment is provided to all employees at risk to their health and safety while at work.
Defective Work Equipment
If you have been injured at work due to defective or faulty work equipment your employer may be in breach of The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
Manual Handling Injuries
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require where possible, that manual handling is eliminated.
Injuries on Construction Sites
If you have been injured on a construction or building site you may be able to claim compensation.
Injured Falling from Ladders or Scaffolding
If you are working at a height and have sustained injuries due to a fall your employer may be in breach of the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
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