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As an employer, it is your legal obligation to ensure the safety of your employees while they are on your premises, especially in places such as factories and warehouses where there is a high risk of being struck by moving objects or vehicles.
To minimize the risk of accidents, there are several measures you should implement in the workplace:
- To prevent items from falling and causing injuries, it is essential to stack objects correctly on shelving units and ensure the shelving itself is stable.
- Hand tools should be stored safely and sheathed when not in use. Knives and other sharp objects should be maintained regularly to avoid accidents.
- Vehicles such as pallet trucks and forklifts should only be used on designated routes and kept away from other employees and pedestrians. It is crucial to establish safety protocols to prevent collisions and accidents.
- Carrying out regular risk assessments can help identify and address potential hazards in the workplace. This helps to ensure that safety measures are in place and that employees are aware of the risks involved in their work.
If you have been injured at work due to being struck by a moving object or vehicle, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. At Primus Solicitors, we have a team of medical negligence experts and specialist medical negligence solicitors who can assist you in making a claim.
To determine whether you are eligible to make a claim, it is important to establish that your employer owed you a duty of care and that they were negligent in fulfilling that duty, resulting in your injuries. To support your claim, it is important to gather evidence such as CCTV footage, witness statements from colleagues and reports about your workplace.
It is crucial to visit a medical professional to receive a diagnosis of your injuries. The medical report will provide essential evidence for your compensation claim.
The compensation payout for a Struck by Moving Objects or vehicle injury claim is usually split into two types of damages: general damages and special damages. General damages cover the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages cover any financial losses such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, and travel expenses.
The length of time it takes to make a compensation claim for being Struck by Moving Objects or vehicle depends on the individual circumstances of each case. However, most people have three years to make a claim. If the employer you believe was at fault admits responsibility, the claim process can be quicker. However, if they deny fault, the negotiation process can take longer, and you may have to go to court to reach a settlement. Therefore, it is important to begin the process as soon as possible if you have been injured.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your Struck by Moving Objects or vehicle compensation claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.