Inadequate training workplace compensation claims.
Suffering an injury at work can be a difficult time, but it can be even more frustrating if you feel that your injuries were sustained as a result of inadequate training from your employer or place of work.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, whether it was a forklift truck injury, or a simple trip, that was a result of incomplete or inadequate training, then you could be entitled to financial compensation. Get in touch with our personal injury solicitors specialising in accidents at work, here, to discuss you No Win No Fee claim.
What kinds of accidents can occur in the workplace as a result of inadequate training?
No matter the workplace, there is an endless list of potential risks and injuries that can occur. For this reason, most workplaces and employers will provide health and safety training of some sort to ensure that these dangers do not result in accidents. Employees require an adequate degree of knowledge in order to follow safety precautions and avoid risks, where this training and knowledge is not provided by employers, workplace accidents can happen.
Some of the most workplace accidents resulting in personal injury claims are:
Chemical burns as a result of inadequate safety information regarding potentially hazardous and dangerous liquids and chemicals
Electric shocks where high-voltage equipment is being used without the necessary training, information, or safety warnings
Long term or chronic conditions, such as back and joint problems, as a result of insufficient training or education regarding lifting techniques
What duty of care does my employer owe me in the workplace?
We are all well too aware of the largely discussed ‘duty of care’ that employees have in the workplace, as owed to them by their employer. But, what exactly is this duty of care, and is it legally binding? There are numerous pieces of legislation in place which aim to protect the health and safely of employees in the workplace.
Two of these legislations that refer to training in particular are the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999. These acts state the requirement for both initial training for new employees, or those using new equipment, and the continuous training for existing employees to ensure the maintenance of knowledge and safe working practices.
It is important, therefore, to remember that the ‘duty of care’ owed to you by your employer, regardless of your industry or job role, is much more than a moral obligation. It is legally binding, and a failure by an employer to provide adequate care in the form of extensive training could leave them open to personal injury compensation claims if any workplace accidents occur as a result.
How do I prove that my employer didn’t provide adequate training?
As is the case with many personal injury compensation cases, in order to build a successful accident at work claim for inadequate training, you will need to be able to prove negligence on behalf of your employer regarding their failure to provide proper training. The key is to provide evidence that directly proves that their actions led to the injury itself.
Here at MG Legal, every client’s accident at work compensation claim is unique. Still, there are some situations that our personal injury solicitors see examples of time and time again, and provable mistakes that are made by employers.
These include, but are not limited to, a failure to:
Ensure that all employees using specialised equipment, or completing specialised roles, are fully trained to do so, and have up-to-date copies of any qualifications needed
Recognise any health and safety requirements for their particular business or workplace
Provide refresher courses as required to any previous training
Provide a suitable number of well-trained supervisors to oversee the workplace and ensure that procedures are carried out safely
Depending on your specific accident, and the specific injuries that occurred, may determine exactly how easy it will be to prove the negligence of your employer. If you think that you have been involved in an accident at work as a result of inadequate training, then get in touch with our team of expert personal injury solicitors today, for a no-obligation chat to determine whether you have a claim.
Is there a deadline for making an accident at work compensation claim?
As is the case with all personal injury compensation claims, there is a time limit of 3 years on filing your claim. Depending on your specific circumstances, and the circumstances of your accident and injury, this may mean different things.
See an explanation of the different possible interpretations of this time limit here:
If you suffered an injury as a direct and immediate result of an accident at work caused by inadequate training, then you have 3 years from the date of the accident
If you have developed a medical condition as a result of an injury from an accident at work, then you have three years from the date that this condition is diagnosed by a doctor
If you were involved in a workplace accident before the age of eighteen, you have 3 years from the date of your 18th birthday to file a claim for personal injury compensation
With these time limits in mind, it is best to contact an expert personal injury solicitor specialising in accidents at work, such as MG Legal, and allow them to assist you in submitting your claim fully and correctly.
How can MG Legal help with my accident at work claim for inadequate training?
If you have suffered from an injury as a result of an accident at work caused by inadequate training, in the last three years, get in contact with our expert team today. here.
Our specialised workplace accident personal injury solicitors have settled thousands of claims similar to yours, and have a success rate in excess of 99%. Read a collection of our glowing reviews, here. Our solicitors are so confident in their work, and their ability to win your case, that we take all of our cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if we do not win your case, and obtain your financial compensation, then we do not get any money, and you owe us nothing.