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Injured through a lack of training?

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Employers have a legal obligation to ensure that all of their employees are fully trained in using the equipment that is required to carry out their job. In fact, training is vital in every job; a nurse, fireman, teacher, lorry driver all require particular skills that need to be learnt. A lack of training can be extremely dangerous as they may end up injuring themselves or someone else and it could also lead to severe accidents and fatalities.

Most injuries that are caused by a lack of training involve complex machinery and the most common causes of these injuries are:

Employer’s responsibility

Your employer is legally obliged to provide adequate training, and any relevant development training as and when required, and as an employee, you are entitled to refuse a task if you don’t feel confident in the training given to do the task safely.

If you were involved in an accident that would have been avoided had you been given adequate health and safety training, or proper training on any machinery or equipment, or, you were injured as the result of someone else’s lack of training, you may be entitled to compensation. Your employer may be responsible for injuries sustained and if you’re entitled to compensation, their employer liability insurance is in place to cover your expense should they be found liable for your injuries.

Hattons can help

Hattons can help get you the right level of compensation for your injury which will help recover lost earnings and provide funds to retrain or to take care of your family if you’re unable to work for the long term.

Taking a health and safety issue to court will also help to highlight the serious risks which a lack of training can cause; making the work place safer for everyone.

At Hattons, we work closely with our clients and are on hand to ask questions and deal with queries at every point of the claims process. Our dedicated solicitors are experts in work place accidents and will strive to deliver the best results for you and your family.

If you have suffered an injury due to a lack of training call our friendly legal team on 0800 298 9690, or alternatively, fill in the Claim Now Form and we will call you back.

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