Employers are under a duty to provide adequate training and know how to its employees to ensure that they can carry out their work in a safe manner to ensure that they are not injured or there is no injury to their co-workers.
Where lifting and carrying materials in work is required, an employer is under a duty to provide manual handling courses to ensure that this general task can be carried out properly and safely by the employees. For more specific tasks such as the use of chemicals, specific training may well be required by the employees to ensure that the task can be carried out in a safe manner. Also, where the use of electricity is involved, it is important that all employees are properly trained to carry out their duties safely.
Common injuries due to inadequate training in the workplace
The list of potential injuries arising out of in adequate training is in reality a very lengthy list however, some of the more common injuries due to inadequate training in the workplace include:
- Falls from height or ladders due to lack of training in the use of ladders, scaffolding and other similar equipment;
- Electric shocks – due to inadequate training;
- Chemical burns from the use of hazard materials;
- Injuries resulting from a lack of knowledge and training in the proper use of workplace equipment;
- Injuries from exposure to hazard materials over a long period of time such as asbestos.
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Steps to take if you are involved in an accident in the work place
If you are unlucky enough to be injured in an accident on a Construction Site or Building Site then you should carefully follow the following advice:
Report the accident to your Manager, Foreman or Supervisor on site.
Identify witnesses and contact Solicitor
Seek medical attention
Consult with an experienced Personal Injuries Solicitor
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What are the Legal Time Limits?
The statute of limitations are the legal time limits on how long you have to make a claim — these vary depending on the situation. The general rule for most personal injury cases is that the person has two years from the date of the accident or date of knowledge of the accident to make a claim for compensation. Contacting a solicitor to discuss your case will help you in determining how long you have left to make a claim.
Quinn Solicitors is an established firm of Solicitors based in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. A large proportion of our work is personal injuries litigation. The firm was established in 1998.
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