A 29 year old man from Warrington in Cheshire spoke to Michael Lewin Solicitors when his shoulder was injured in a dangerous accident at work; Michael Lewin have a vast experience of negotiating compensation for injuries sustained in the workplace in the UK so Mr F was in the hands of professionals.
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.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains the different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for solicitors and the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe. An employer can only escape liability if they can prove without doubt that they have exercised reasonable care.
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.
It was just before Christmas when Mr F was injured at work. The accident was caused by barrels which had been stacked incorrectly and fell on to his shoulder. This is a prime example of how the incorrect handling and storing of materials can cause injuries. Barrels must always be stacked symmetrically. If they are stored on their sides the bottom tiers must be blocked to keep them from rolling.
If you have sustained any injuries during an accident at work for which you were not responsible you can talk to qualified solicitors at Michael Lewin who deal with compensation claims for personal injuries sustained at work in the UK every day.
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
Mr F was 29 years old when he had his accident. He received 100% of the compensation for his injury. Michael Lewin work tirelessly to negotiate the maximum compensation for their clients. Any financial loss or inability to perform day to day tasks are taken into consideration when negotiating compensation.
If you have been the victim of an accident at work and want to discuss your injuries and your entitlement to compensation in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.