Workplace Accident Compensation Claims

Under the Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, every employer has a duty to ensure that an employee’s workplace is safe and to reduce the risk of personal injury.

This duty also extends to almost any premises used as a place of work including factories, warehouses, shops, farms, hospitals and offices. It also includes every part of the premises such as corridors, toilets, restaurants and roads. The duty extends beyond employees to all individuals working within the premises including sub-contractors and agency staff.

The property must be maintained in a good condition in order to avoid accidents at work and to ensure the health and safety of all workers using the premises. There should be a regular system in place to inspect and maintain the premises in order to prevent accidents at work. This duty extends to all doors, windows, fences and lighting within the premises including walkways and escalators.

Employers should also have a system to allow defects to be recorded and for complaints to be submitted. These should be acted upon in order to avoid accidents at work and to reduce the risk of personal injury.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience of pursuing compensation claims for people who have suffered accidents at work. All personal injury compensation claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.