Michael Lewin helped Mr W from London after his accident at work; he was pleased with the free compensation guide we gave him over the phone.
Mr W was only 23 when he was injured his thumb in work. He approached Michael Lewin for help after he sustained a laceration to his thumb whilst cutting some trees at work. He feels he was extremely lucky not to have sustained much more serious injuries as he had received no safety training on the use of the heavy and dangerous equipment he had been issued with.
Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.
Section 3 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.
I have suffered from a thumb injury like Mr W; can I get accident at work compensation with the help of solicitors at Michael Lewin or can they guide me as to what compensation I can expect?
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 were able to take on Mr B’s claim on a no win no fee basis. If you have suffered an injury at work and you would like compensation for the distress you have suffered call our experienced solicitors at Michael Lewin today.
Michael Lewin can help you or a loved one if you have been the victim of an injury and you would like accident at work compensation; call: 0844 499 9302; our solicitors can guide you through the claims process.