Training Accident Compensation Claims

If you have been involved in an incident at work that relates to being trained poorly or through not receiving any training at all you might be entitled to compensation from your employer.

Under the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 there is a duty on all employers to ensure, so far is reasonably practicable, the health safety and welfare of their employees at work. This includes a duty to provide training for their employees to enable them to perform their role both safely and effectively.

This is never more important when an employee uses machinery.

Accidents caused by lack of or poor training can occur in any occupation, but include:

  1. Using machinery.
  2. Manual handling accidents.

Even if you have had training at a previous employment your employer should ensure they have:

  1. Assessed each worker’s abilities
  2. Ensure that training is up to date by having ‘refresher’ courses
  3. Provide training for new equipment or new systems of work
  4. Take reasonable steps to ensure that workers are following training methods.

If you have suffered from a head or brain injury at work, WE solicitors can help to claim the compensation you need and deserve. Call us on 0800 206 1616 now.

If necessary we solicitors will report employers to the Health and Safety Executive in order for them to investigate the matter and if necessary prosecute employers.

What to do if I have been involved in an accident?

If you have been harmed during the course of your employment you should do the following:

  1. Report your accident to you supervisor/boss.
  2. Ensure the accident has been recorded in the Accident book, ensuring you have read the contents and are happy with the accident circumstances.
  3. If you have been off work for over 3 days due to an accident related accident/illness your employer should complete a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Report) report should be completed and sent to the HSE.