Every year in Scotland many people are killed or injured due to accidents at work which could have been prevented by their employer. It is a common misconception that employees are only at risk of accidents at work if their job is dangerous. However, workplace injuries can happen to any employee in any type of working environment.
Common injuries include slips and trips or
Employers owe a duty of care to employees. This means that to prevent accidents at work, they must provide a safe working environment which includes providing safe equipment and training for all employees. The employer is also responsible for the behaviour of other employees and must ensure that they behave in a sensible manner and do not cause accidents at work for others.
Employers should also carry out a risk assessment of the working environment or tasks required and provide safety equipment and clothing if needed.
If you have had an accident at work you could be entitled to compensation for the injury which may cover compensation for the pain and suffering, for the time taken off work, for loss of future wages and for future problems resulting from the injury.
At Redress our solicitors have a vast knowledge of dealing with many different types of accidents at work on a daily basis from minor accidents to . If your accident at work was within the last 3 years, contact our expert for free claims advice on 0800 0287828 or complete the compensation claim form.