Employers have to take care of their workers. If they fail to do so, they can be held legally responsible for the harm that a worker suffers as a result.
Your employer may be liable for your injuries if they failed to:
- Properly assess risks to their workers
- Operate a safe working environment
- Plan or implement safe systems of work
- Provide or maintain appropriate safety equipment
- Provide proper training to you or other staff
- Arrange adequate numbers of staff
Employers can also be held responsible for the behaviour of their workers. So if you were injured through the conduct of one of your co-workers, your employer may also be liable for the harm you have suffered.