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Claim For Injuries at Work Caused by No or Inadequate Training
Employers have a legal obligation to ensure all of their workers are fully trained on basic safety requirements and use of equipment in and around the workplace.
The UK˜s working environment is extremely well regulated by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and EU legislation which ensures businesses are safe places to work. However, this is only assuming all employers comply with regulations.
Unfortunately some employers fail to meet these requirements, by providing a lack of training, and as a result increase the risk of serious injury and even death occurring in the workplace.
If you have been injured in an accident due to lack of proper training from your employer, our expert personal injury team at Grieves Solicitors will help you gain the compensation you deserve. Call today on 0800 0747 644 or fill in an online enquiry form and well be in touch shortly.
Causes of injury due to lack of training at work
Without adequate knowledge, employees will not be able to follow basic safety precautions and may cause an accident. Most lack of training claims involve improper use of heavy machinery, but injuries are also commonly caused by:
- Moving machinery
- Failure to apply safety equipment
- Manual handling
- Working at heights
Employers have a responsibility to ensure their employees can complete tasks in a safe and efficient manner. To do this they must provide training to all employees who are required to perform certain tasks, even if the worker has received training whilst performing a similar role with a previous employer.
Making a claim
If you have had an accident that resulted from inadequate training of either you or a co-worker or if your employer has failed to provide any general safety information, you could be entitled to compensation.An injury caused by improper training can leave you in a serious amount of pain, as well as stress long after the accident occurred. Financial compensation is intended to support victims, covering:
- Rehabilitation costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- Psychological damage
- Mental distress.
Contact Grieves Solicitors
To find out how we could help you receive damages for an accident caused due to lack of training at work, call our expert lawyers today on 0800 0747 644 or complete a contact form online to arrange a free consultation.