Inadequate Training

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Inadequate Training

In any work environment, employers have the responsibility of creating a safe work environment. In doing so, they should they have a duty of providing adequate, relevant and concise training to ensure that their staff understand how and where to minimise risk.

If you suffer an accident at work as a result of a lack of training, you may be entitled to sue your employer for your injuries and suffering. This might be because:

  • Your employer breached their duty of care towards you and either:
  • They were negligent in relation to your training or
  • You sustained injuries because of that negligence.

If you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Areas we cover

Falls From a Height

Fault Protection

Military Accidents

Industrial Illness

Farm Accident

Factory Accident

Workplace Assault

Asbestos

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Lawyers for Inadequate Training at Work

When considering bringing a claim against your employer as a result of an injury sustained due to lack of training, you might be concerned about how you might be treated at work. However, your employer cannot stop you from bringing a claim against them, and you cannot be sacked, demoted, picked on or treated differently, provided that your claim is honest.

According to the Health and Safety Act 1974 section 2.2, an employer’s duty towards their staff’s safety extends to “the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees”. In addition, employers must also conduct risk assessments to identify where safety training is vital as per the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Your Employers’ Obligations

No two industries are the same, therefore the appropriate training will differ depending on the environment and associated risks, however, in all cases, employers should conduct risk assessments providing all workers with the training necessary to perform their jobs safely.

Training should be regularly updated and employees should be provided with refresher training as necessary to allow them to stay abreast of latest safety procedures.

Personal Injury Solicitors

Deciding to make a claim against your employer following a personal injury due to a lack of workplace training can feel daunting, however, you may be entitled to a compensation payout which is worth pursuing.

Each case is unique and at The Personal Injury People we will review your case in full detail to ensure that you are adequately compensated for all aspects of your suffering.

Our work is carried out on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis and we operate nationally, helping clients across England and Wales with personal injury cases and accidents resulting from insufficient training in the workplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my employer’s obligations?

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for you so that the possibility of an accident at work is kept to a minimum. They’re also responsible for providing appropriate training for handling goods and machinery, as well as supplying suitable safety equipment. If these rules aren’t followed they could be liable for negligence.

What types of injuries could I make a claim for?

Although not exhaustive, these are the type of claims we regularly deal with: 

  • Falls and trips 
  • Back injury
  • Neck injuries 
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Falls from height 
  • Falling objects 
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tendon Injuries 
  • Burns and scars 
  • Inadequate protective equipment 
  • Inadequate training 
  • Noise induced hearing loss 
  • Illness and disease 
  • Dermatitis
What's a risk assessment?

Upon receipt of your instructions, in relation to your accident claim, we’ll advise what, if any, documentation/information is required from you to enable us to complete the risk assessment.

Assessing the risks involved in litigation is a key element of a Conditional Fee Agreement. It’s a crucial step when trying to determine the likelihood of success in any particular case and will involve consideration of all the available evidence. We’ll complete a risk assessment within two working days of receiving the required documentation/information and advise you of the outcome.

You won’t be charged for us to carry out a risk assessment, but if your claim is successful, we’ll look to recover the costs incurred on your behalf from the negligent third party.

How long will it take?

Every case is unique so it’s difficult to give a precise time frame as it depends on a number of factors. If liability is admitted during our investigation into the cause of your injury, the case will be settled significantly quicker than if it’s disputed. Another factor that can speed up a claim is if you return any documentation we send you as soon as possible and respond quickly to any questions we may have.

The extent of your injury also has a huge bearing on your case. Generally, the more serious the injury and the long-term implications of it, the longer it may take to fully calculate your claim’s value. We’re also bound by Civil Procedure rules, which allow the defendant’s solicitors time to investigate the circumstances around your injury before they have to respond to us.

Will I have to go to court?

We can never say a case won’t go to trial or final hearing, but it’s unlikely. It’s often better if your case doesn’t go to trial as the issue of court proceedings, and the amount of work that goes into preparing and arguing your case, can considerably extend the time it takes to settle your claim. Whether it goes to trial or final hearing depends on your case’s prospects and the stance that the defendant takes.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Generally, you can make a claim for compensation up to three years from the date of your injury. This is what we call the limitation period. There are, however, some circumstances where the limitation period is two years. To find out more, call us.

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