Prevention and compensation of workplace injuries
Whether full-time or part-time, staff of the Office or contractual, workers have the right to work in a secure environment. If the employer is primarily responsible for the safety and health of workers, employees also have an obligation to take care of their health and safety. Workers who are concerned about health and safety at work in general are safer and healthier than those who don’t.
It is the duty of the employer to provide a safe and healthy work environment for workers. The employer must carry out a risk assessment of the workplace and the type of work to do and also keep an official record of the assessment detailing the health risks and safety. In addition, it should also record as to how the employer plans to cope with the risks of health and safety as assessed.
There are employers who are not so careful in dealing with issues of health and safety at work and allow unsafe practices and procedures. The most common dangerous practices to cause workplace injuries are listed below:
- Instead of a pair of scales with tables, chairs and other objects to reach the height
- Secure does not ladders and stepladders, thus allowing slip
- Forced to use the scale because of the unavailability of scaffolds and platforms
- Adopted unsuitable methods and tools for on-site work
- Untrained or partially qualified workers handling dangerous machinery
- Carrying or moving heavy objects without proper equipment or training
- Workers using hazardous machinery equipment without protection appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Do not illuminate work areas and the separation of traffic zones correctly
- The exposure of workers to hazardous chemicals and substance
- Inability to perform risk assessments costs after an accident or the receipt of complaints.
If any worker suffers an injury at work due to the maneuver not mentioned above, the worker has the right to claim for injuries at work.
To compensation claim for injuries at work you need some evidence to prove that the injuries are the result of an accident or practice of defective work on the workplace. This evidence may be the register of accidents, previous instances of similar accidents, ambulance attendance at the scene of the accident, witnesses present at the time of the accident and any other evidence. These testimonials will help you prove that the injuries due to the negligence of the employer.
These days, the levels skyrocketing compensation for accident added pressure on employees. They are obliged to ensure the safety, working environment as insurance costs have increased. An employer should not take the claim by a worker personally. An accident at work compensation is not a punitive measure against the employer. The employee receives compensation for the physical and mental suffering, lost wages, working time, of future health problems resulting from injury.