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It is important that employers take the time to ensure their staff are as safe as possible at work. However, individuals can take steps to avoid accidents in the workplace as well. Here are some important steps to follow to minimise the chances of being involved in an accident at work:
- Responsibility – Although your employer has a duty of care to everyone on the premises, one of our top tips for avoiding work accidents is to take responsibility for your own safety. Do not do anything you feel is going to risk your safety at work , especially if you have not received the relevant training on how to carry out the task properly.
- Do not ignore your training – Even if you have been doing a job for many years, it can be all too easy to take your eye off the ball. Do your best not to take short cuts and always carry out your job in the way you were trained. If you ever feel that you need extra training or a refresher course , make sure you speak to a supervisor about it.
- Focus – When you are carrying out a task that requires mental concentration, ensure it is done safely. It is very important to stay focused at all times. This could mean asking your colleagues not to distract you whilst carrying out the activity.
- Look after others – Keep an eye out for your colleagues and watch out for hazards that may have potential to cause an accident,. By staying alert you may prevent a serious workplace accident from happening.
Even with the best training and safety measures in place, an accident at work can still happen. If it does, it is important to seek out expert legal advice and obtain the specialist medical treatment for your injuries. Pinto Potts Solicitors are Workplace Accident specialists, and have helped thousands of people to claim compensation for their injuries, and other losses, such as lost income due to inability to work. We offer a no win, no fee service, with no deducations.
We can help anyone who has been involved in a work accident to make a claim for personal injury compensation and also help organise private medical treatment with a specialist to ensure the very best chance of a speedy recovery.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a work accident call us today for immediate advice on what to do next at 0800 316 4434. Or fill in our quick online form, and one of our workplace accident specialists will contact you.
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