The human error factor in daily life has been an undeniable cause of accidents in public. Risk factors that seem innocuous have potential to cause permanent effects in the victim’s life. Numerous examples can be given to demonstrate the importance of risk factors in daily life. Speeding and distracted drivers are likely to pose a foreseeable risk to others in traffic. Or in a construction site, the use of incorrect heavy machinery is likely to end up in an accident. In common, both examples demonstrate the foreseeability in accidents. To reduce the inherent risk factors, individuals are obliged to follow the personal injury laws by taking the necessary care to protect others. On the other hand, the same individuals can be the risk factor by neglecting these legal responsibilities.
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Risk factors in business places should be eliminated by the party at duty
By owing the duty of care to your visitors or customers, you accept the liability that may appear after an accident as the businesses are obliged to eliminate the risk factors. Depending on the sector that you serve in, numerous factors might pose a risk to your visitors. Inherent risks should be minimised by taking reasonable care whilst the human factor should be wholly eliminated. By following the duty of care, the business will avoid contributing to the accident.
Tendency to neglect the duty of care may have consequences as stated in the laws. In a workplace, the human error factor is of crucial importance as the severity of the accident is likely to vary depending on the employer’s intention to provide safety. Depending on the extent of the work being done, workers’ safety might be threatened by numerous factors. In a construction site, even the driver that transports the fundamental equipment to the work area can sustain a loss due to the employer’s negligence. The entire process of work should be taken into evaluation whilst assessing risk factors in a workplace. From the transportation of the workers to the use of the equipment, numerous stages of work should be suitable for safety standards. As an example, the workers can sustain injuries in case of an accident if the vehicle is overloaded and the employer failed to provide sufficient transportation options to the workers.
Work conditions should be kept above the acceptable standards by employers. Additionally, sustaining safety should be equally valued as it is wholly different from providing safety measures. Risk factors can suddenly appear and rapidly turn into an accident. Upon noticing, these risks should be eliminated. Responding to the needs in a workplace without delaying makes a visible difference.
Business-consumer relationships are primarily based on safety measures
Safety can sometimes be included in the service you provide to your customers. Visitors wouldn’t want to see unnatural things in a food that is to be consumed by them. These can get even worse if the risk factor is unnoticeable for the consumer. Sustaining food poisoning after consuming certain products is a painful process, and sometimes the aftermath can be permanent. Inspection of the quality of consumer products in the food sector is compulsory in numerous territories. Handling the process is the business’s legal duty. As the risks after breaching this duty are quite obvious, the business may be liable for the victim’s loss. The loss can be in different forms. Generally, long-lasting injuries and illnesses prohibit the victim from working, earning and sustaining his/her life without needing inpatient treatment. Even temporarily, the economic loss of the victim may be unbearable. Under the laws, victims of work and public accidents are entitled to recover their economic loss from the liable party.