A man who injured both his legs in an accident at work sought claims advice from the proficient team of solicitors at Michael Lewin in the UK.
Mr A from Feltham in London took advice from Michael Lewin when his legs were injured at work after a machine started up without warning. He was completely innocent of causing the accident and wanted to make a claim for compensation.
Section 9 of the HSW Act requires the employer to provide free of charge personal protective equipment or any other items for the safety of employees where it is required by law.
In summary although there is a great deal of legislation around pertaining to the legal responsibilities for employers to follow the general health and safety act of 1974 gives the basic minimum requirements and any supplementary advice will be available about more specific areas if required if heavy machinery is a requirement in the workplace. Compliance with these regulations should always be regarded as the barest minimum requirement which is expected from every employer by the courts if action was ever to be taken by an employee.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
Michael Lewin will accept all genuine claims for non-fault accidents on a no win no fee basis. Michael Lewin’s personal injury specialists have a proven track record of successfully resolving a wide variety of accident at work claims and can give every client expert advice using their vast experience in the UK.
Mr A’s legal costs were charged to the third party so he didn?t incur any costs for the work provided by his solicitors. He received all of the compensation awarded to him at the conclusion of his case. All employers have a duty to provide adequate protection against injury for all their employees. In cases like Mr A’s where this has not been controlled the employer is liable for any accident which occurs.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
If you have had an accident at work which was not your fault call Michael Lewin Solicitors for expert claims advice in the UK:0844 499 9302.