A 28 year old man approached solicitors at Michael Lewin when he was injured in an accident at work due to defective equipment; he received valuable claims advice from the legal experts in the UK.
Mr A from Milton Keynes received over £8000 in compensation because he was completely blameless for the accident. He had a genuine personal injury case and was advised that he had a right to claim for compensation.
Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.
Employers may also have to undergo an investigation and face the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line.
Michael Lewin’s experts on personal injury have resolved a broad variety of accident at work claims in the UK and are sensitive to both the physical and financial impact of their clients injuries. When Mr A’s case was resolved he received £8094.31 His legal costs were charged separately to the third party so he didn?t have to pay Michal Lewin anything.
His employers? duty of care had failed in Mr A’s case .The risk of injury in any work place needs to be constantly assessed and any hazards reported. If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
If you have had an accident either at work or in public and you were not to blame you can call Michael Lewin Solicitors for guidance and support with your claims in the UK: 0844 499 9302.