Your employer’s duties to you
Your employer’s duties to you i.e. what your employer must do to keep you safe at work
I’ve had an accident at work – what should my employer have done to keep me safe?
As an employee, your employer owes you a duty of care in the workplace. Your employer is under a duty to provide a safe place for all workers and must take reasonable steps to provide:
- Reasonable training and instructions to keep you safe
- The correct clothing and equipment for your job
- Well-maintained equipment, machinery and premises
If you are employed full-time or part-time, on a temporary basis or as a casual worker, your employer owes you a duty of care. This is the case even if you do not have a formal contract of employment.
If you are injured at work, your employer may have breached that duty and you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employers. (If you are self-employed, you may also be to make a claim against the person who has caused the accident.)
If you want to see if you can make a claim following your accident at work, go to our section called “Accidents in different types of workplaces and what should be done to avoid them”.
Contact us for free advice about your accident at work
If you would like to discuss your workplace accident, call one of our specialist Personal Injury lawyers on 0161 749 9000 or click here to request a call back.