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Trench Collapses

It is a legal requirement for all employers to ensure your safety and well-being while you are working on their property. It is their responsibility to follow health and safety guidelines and regulations by facilitating appropriate on-going risk assessments, suitable training, safe procedures and methods for work practices and the issue of correct personal protective equipment.

If you suffer an injury following an accident in your work environment and you feel it was someone else’s fault or due to negligence, you have a right to make a compensation claim for personal injury.

Your employer’s responsibility to keep you safe

A trench collapse can result in severe physical and emotional consequences for individual workers. It is the duty of your employer to ensure all the appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure your safety as far as possible. As well as providing a robust infrastructure in the work environment, your employer should be aware of processes and procedures which may make your job role more hazardous.

Prominent barriers such as guard rails, toe boards or trench sheets should have been erected to significantly reduce the risk of the trench collapsing. There should also be on-going monitoring and inspection of the structures to ensure their stability as they may have been weakened by such occurrences as a large movement of soil etc.

Negligence of a fellow employee

It is also, of course, the responsibility of each worker to look after his own safety once he has been given the right training and appropriate equipment. In certain cases a trench collapse may be caused by the behaviour of a colleague. However, it is still considered that while at work all employees are to a certain extent deputising for their employer so if an accident occurred through the negligence of a fellow employee you may still make a claim for compensation.

Making a claim

If you have had an accident in your workplace and you feel someone else was at fault, or there was an element of negligence on the part of your employer, you can make a claim for personal injury compensation. Employers expect there to be compensation claims and they therefore factor this into their budgets by covering themselves with Employers’ Liability Insurance. At Workplace Accident Helpline our expert solicitors can guide you through the process.

How we can help you claim compensation

At Workplace Accident Helpline our professional consultants specialise in helping people claim for accidents, illnesses or diseases which originate in the workplace. We guide you through the whole process on a no win-no fee basis. We will match the needs of your case and personal preferences with our panel of solicitors who are pre-screened experts in this type of claim. To make an enquiry simply fill in our compensation claim form or call us on 0800 327 7919

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