An employer’s duty of care is set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It means they need to provide, so far as reasonably possible, a safe workspace free from risks. Failing to do so could result in employees suffering preventable harm.
For example, an employer failing to provide an employee with adequate training to use a specialist machine in a factory could see that employee suffer a crush injury to their finger or hand.
However, it’s important to note that an employer is only expected to keep you reasonably safe from harm.
If they’ve done everything they can to prevent you from suffering an injury in an accident, then negligence won’t have occurred and you won’t hold a valid personal injury claim.
Learn more about accident at work claims here.