Michael Lewin helped a pensioner from Chesterfield after she sustained injuries during a dangerous accident at work; the pensioner was awarded over £12000.00 in compensation thanks to the Michael Lewin personal injury claims team in the UK.
Mrs F was 70 years old when she sustained injuries after tripping over cables lying on the floor. Loose and untidy cables are an accident waiting to happen however there are so many easy ways to eliminate dangerous cabling and protect people from dangerous falls.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today. Mrs F’s accident at work was a typical example of the many compensation claims dealt with by Michael Lewin Solicitors relating to slips trips and falls in the UK.
Mrs F was awarded £12500.00 after her case was resolved. Michael Lewin worked extremely hard to negotiate the maximum compensation that Mrs F was entitled to for her ordeal. Any loss of money and potential earnings are covered. Also any impact on a person’s day to day life which has been caused by the accident is compensated for.
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.
Your employer should have a valid and up to date certificate of employer’s liability insurance. On this certificate the minimum lever of cover and the companies covered by the policy should be stated clearly. Just because your employer has a certificate of employer’s liability insurance does not mean that they have the right to ignore health and safety guidelines or make employees use faulty of defective equipment; the safety of all employees should always be first and foremost. Some employees may have received a copy of the certificate electronically; sine 2008 this method of displaying the certificate has been acceptable.
If you have been injured in an accident at work through no fault of your own speak to Michael Lewin’s specialist personal injury compensation claims team in the UK now on: 0844 499 9302.