Mr H from Shipley spoke to Michael Lewin Solicitors about his accident at work when he was injured by falling plaster; Michael Lewin have a broad experience of personal injury compensation claims and the team of solicitors in Leeds who have helped thousand of clients locally in London Manchester and all over the UK were able to secure a settlement for Mr H of ?750.00.
All employers have a strict duty of care to their employees. This means that by law they have to provide competent and fully trained staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Maintaining a safe working environment includes the upkeep of buildings and outside land ensuring that they are maintained to a reasonable standard. Mr H was struck by heavy chunks of plaster which fell from the ceiling at work clearly an area that had been neglected. Other examples of poor maintenance of premises would be a torn carpet a potential trip hazard or a leaky roof which can cause a slip hazard.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees. It also applies to others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
If you have sustained any injuries during an accident at work for which you were not responsible you can get further information regarding compensation claims from qualified solicitors at Michael Lewin who have helped many victims of non fault accidents from Manchester to London to the furthest south of England claim damages for their suffering.
You are entitled to claim compensation if you can prove that your accident was someone else’s fault. It could be the fault of your employer a fellow employee or even another company who may be based at your place of work. As long as there is a clear case of third party negligence you can make a claim
The main eligible claims for accidents at work which might result in injuries are:
? Unsuitable or damaged equipment
? An unsafe system of work
? Dangerous working practices
? Contact with dangerous materials
? Poor health and safety
Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.
If you have been the victim of an accident at work and have questions regarding compensation claims in the UK speak to Michael Lewin Solicitors who are helping clients in London and Manchester north and south with confidential professional and sympathetic advice you can rely on: 0844 499 9302.