All employers have a duty to protect their workers, contractors and visitors from accident or injury.
They are obliged to inform you about health and safety issues and ensure you have the proper tools, safety equipment and clothing to carry out your duties.
All machinery must be regularly inspected and maintained and the workplace must be clean, tidy and free from hazards.
They are legally obliged to report certain accidents such as a death, major injury or one that stops an employee carrying out their duties for more than 3 days. They must pay you statutory sick pay, or contractual sick pay if that is in your contact of employment, and allow any necessary time off for a work related injury.
The following links take you to pages on our website where we provide detailed information about the many different types of injuries and other health issues that can happen in a working environment.