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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering Occupational health and Safety in Great Britain.

The Act provides that it shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work of all his employees.accident at work

The matters to which that duty extends include.

a)    Provision and maintenance of safe equipment, premises and systems of work.
b)    The Provision of safety in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.
c)    Provision of adequate training, supervision and information.
d)    Maintenance of the place of work and the maintenance of all means of access to an egress from the place of work to avoid risk of injury.
e)    The Provision and maintenance of a safe working environment.

If you have been injured as the result of an accident occurring in the last 3 years during the course of your employment, you may be entitled to compensation.

Types of work injury include but is not exhaustive:

Building Site Accident
Factory Accident
Farm Accident
Forklift Accident
Kitchen Accident
Warehouse Accident
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PHC Law Ltd specialise in recovering compensation for employees injured during the course of their employment.

Since being established in 2001, PHC Law Ltd have assisted thousands of employees to recover compensation from their employers for injuries sustained at work. Injuries have ranged from minor cuts and grazes to severe crush injuries. Compensation has ranged from a few hundred pounds to over a million pounds. If you have been injured as the result of an accident occurring during the course of your employment, contact PHC Law Ltd for professional and reliable legal advice.

SSP (Statutory Sick Pay)

Remember that if you have an accident at work and you are off sick for more than 4 days in a row (including weekends) you qaulify for sick pay. The statutory amount per week is £88.45. It must be paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks. You can only get more sick pay if your employer enrolls you on a company occupational sick pay scheme.

For more information about this see www.gov.uk