There are hundreds of work accidents every year resulting to several reports of work accident compensation claims. There are various working conditions that seem to be unsafe. Individuals who have been involved in a workplace accident should start by first identifying the person who was responsible for the accident. An employer of a particular organization should always be responsible for his or her employee’s welfare and has the duty to ensure that the employees are safeguarded at all times. The employers should ensure that their employees, visitors and workers are protected from personal injuries. However an employer can also submit an accident compensation claim whenever a work injury is caused due to the carelessness of another employee in the staff.
Employers should also ensure that they provide their employees and workers with all the appropriate equipment to perform their daily activities so that to prevent cases of accidents due to inappropriate or faulty equipment. The employees have a duty to make sure that the equipment given are maintained properly and are also kept in good condition. The employer is obliged to ensure that the work place is maintained and kept in a safe and tidy condition, providing good work stations and maintaining flooring clean that are out of risks.
Accidents that may lead to the request of accident compensation claim can occur in offices, buildings and many other places. Employees who work in areas where they are expected to carry heavy items should first be trained on how to do that job in a safe manner. Such employees should also be provided with protective gear such as ear protectors, safety footwear, glasses and gloves, dust masks that are appropriate for the job they are doing.