Accidents caused by lack of training
As an employee, you would expect your employer to provide you with the training necessary to help you do your job effectively and above all, safely.
Employers have a duty, a legal obligation, to their workers to ensure that they are fully trained in the use of equipment in and around the workplace, particularly heavy and specialist machinery. Where employers fail to meet these requirements, the risk of serious injury and even death is increased.
If you have been injured in an accident at work because you feel that you did not receive adequate training or guidance on a piece of equipment or procedure, you should speak to lawyers from Irwin Mitchell about making a claim.
Expert lawyers in accidents caused by a lack of training
Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their employees can complete tasks in an efficient and safe manner, particularly when machinery or manual handling is involved.
Under these obligations, the employer must:
- Make an assessment of each worker's abilities
- Ensure that training regularly occurs so that previous training isn’t forgotten
- Provide new training when new equipment or systems of work are introduced
- Pay specific attention to more vulnerable employees, including young, pregnant or temporary workers
- Take reasonable steps to ensure that workers are following training methods, making sure that 'corner-cutting' is not condoned by the management
Employers must also provide training to all employees who may be required to perform certain tasks, even if the worker has received training whilst performing a similar role at another employer.
Compensation for inadequate training claims
Irwin Mitchell, one of the UK's most respected law firms, can give you expert, specialist advice on your injury claim. Our experience has helped numerous other people who have been injured following inadequate training at work to compensation for them and their family.
Our lawyers can explain every step of your claim in plain English, taking care of all of the paper work and helping you to fully understand the details of your claim.
If you would like to discuss a possible claim with one of our lawyers with no obligation, please complete our claims form or call 0800 313 4748 for a FREE consultation.
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All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.