Dangerous Systems & Practices at Work Compensation Claims
Every employer has a legal obligation to provide a safe system of work and to take reasonably practicable steps to avoid injury.
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require every employer to undertake a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of their employees and other individuals undertaking work on their behalf or in connection with their business.
The duty to undertake a risk assessment and to avoid injury at work extends to all employers and to all activities. The nature of the risk assessment and the steps which will be considered necessary to prevent injury at work will vary depending upon the nature of the activity itself and the work equipment that is used.
A risk assessment must be undertaken by a qualified individual who has received suitable training and has sufficient experience to identify risks. The risk assessment must also identify what steps should be taken to reduce the risks and to avoid injury at work. This may involve the introduction of new or the modification of existing work equipment, use of personal protective equipment at work as well as additional training and information.
Should the nature or frequency of a particular task change in any way, or alternatively should an accident or near miss occur the assessment should be reviewed and if necessary amended to further reduce the risk of injury at work.
The Health & Safety Executive provide further guidance on the duties placed upon employers to undertake risk assessments and provide safe systems of work on their website.
If you sustain an injury at work as a result of an unsafe system of work you should be entitled to personal injury compensation. At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing compensation claims for workplace accidents and for injuries arising from unsafe systems of work. All claims for work place accidents are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.