Following a decrease in major injuries to employees in 2007, the first quarter of 2008 shows an increase of 2%* which supports experts suggestions that companies are not paying due attention to their legal obligations when it comes to preventing work-related accidents.
Legal experts Hilary Meredith Solicitors clients of Text Internet Marketing advise that now is the time to put in place an effective Health and Safety policy. "Companies should be more diligent when it comes to staff training in order to avert workplace accidents. An optimum time to 'right size' is during the current economic downturn as firms need to focus on cost limitation," says senior partner, Hilary Meredith.
Hilary Meredith Solicitors represent both businesses and employees in personal injury cases and recommend that a risk assessment is carried out to spot possible health and safety hazards and a 'competent person' should be appointed to be responsible for health and safety.
The most common kinds of personal injury and accidents at work include slipping and tripping followed by injuries sustained while handling, lifting or carrying.
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Hilary Meredith Solicitors offer practical legal advice and a no win no fee compensation claim policy for both businesses and employees. From serious injury and accidents at work to clinical negligence and military accidents services, Hilary Meredith Solicitors is committed to giving clients the professional assistance required and take a holistic approach ensuring their clients get the support they require.
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* Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk