Mr J enlisted the help of a Michael Lewin accident at work lawyer in London after he was at risk of losing his leg from his injuries.
Mr J was at work unwrapping cages in a warehouse. Mr J is 52 years of age. Mr J had to unwrap the cages in the dark as the warehouse had no lighting. Due to the fact that the lighting was defective Mr J was stabbed in the leg by some metal protruding from a defective cage.
Mr J suffered a nasty laceration to his leg. Unfortunately Mr j got a secondary infection in the laceration to his leg. Thankfully the secondary infection was treated before Mr J lost his leg.
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. Mr J decided to enlist the help of an accident at work lawyer in London.
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.
Mr J’s working conditions were completely unacceptable; no one should have to work in a potentially dangerous place such as a warehouse with inadequate lighting. Mr J had also been provided with faulty and defective equipment; the cage that lacerated Mr J’s leg should have been taken out of service after it had been subjected to regular inspections.
If you can tick any or all of these statements you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation;
o I have been involved in an accident which was not my fault
o I have suffered from injuries as a result of this accident
o My accident took place at work in a public place or may be covered by owners liability
o I have suffered from financial losses as a result of my accident
Call our helpful staff today to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. If you would like legal representation form an accident at work lawyer in London call Michael Lewin Solicitors today on 0844 499 9302.