Lack of Training at Work

If you have been injured due to a lack of training in the workplace, you need to seek legal advice as soon as possible, as you could be entitled to make a claim.

Training at Work – An Employer’s Responsibility

Employers have a legal responsibility to provide all their employees with the appropriate level of training. This will therefore ensure that staff are able to carry out their jobs competently, helping to make work practice not only more effective, but also significantly safer.

The type of training employees should receive will of course depend upon the type of job. However, as a general rule, staff should be trained in working procedure and in the use of equipment. This is true of all equipment, ranging from cleaning tools to heavy machinery.

Such training should be given to employees even if they have been given instruction in a previous job or role. Furthermore, employers must take measures to ensure:-

  • Training is provided on a regular basis, thereby guaranteeing staff have not forgotten earlier training;
  • Training is provided when new equipment is introduced;
  • Training is provided when new work systems or procedures are introduced;
  • Employees are following the training they have been given. This may involve supervision or assessment.

Lack of Training – A Breach of Duty

If an employer fails to provide their staff with the necessary training, they have breached their legal obligation to provide a safe working environment. Indeed, all employers have a duty to take ‘practicable steps’ to look after the health and safety of their workforce. If they neglect to do so, then this duty has been breached. This is a legal offence, and any member of staff injured as a result may be entitled to make a work accident claim.

Making a Work Accident Claim

If you have been injured due to a lack of training at work, you may be wondering if you are able to make a work accident claim. If so, you need to speak to a legal expert today. That is because not all work accidents will lead to a successful compensation claim. A lawyer from Work Accident Solicitors will therefore be able to use their professional expertise to assess your case, enabling you to decide whether or not you want to take legal action.

Should you decide to pursue a claim, your solicitor will guide you through the process, explaining what is happening at each stage. This will include sending a letter of claim to the other side, arranging an assessment of your injuries by a medical expert, and obtaining evidence from witnesses. In the final stages of the claims process, your solicitor will negotiate a sum of compensation with the other side. Once accepted, your claim will be settled and you will receive 100% of your compensation.

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