Mr A sustained an accident whilst using defective equipment in an accident at work; he came to expert lawyers at Michael Lewin for advice about claiming compensation after his accident.
Mr A from York was cleaning the floor at his workplace when he sustained an electrocution from the buffer machine. He had been polishing a large floor when his accident took place. Our client was very upset that his employer had neglected to carry out basic checks on the equipment that they issued to their staff and he felt he had been unnecessarily injured.
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.
If you need to use Michael Lewin’s accident at work lawyers for advice on any aspect of making a claim for compensation. All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent 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 different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. Michael Lewin are always delighted to help clients who have suffered from accidents at work which were not their fault; our solicitors deal with cases like yours every day and they understand the reluctance that most clients feel to make a claim.
We are proud to say we have taken on many cases similar to this one and we are known for making the process as easy as we can to get your claim settled expediently. Our lawyers are compassionate and dedicated and would be only too happy to help you with your accident claim.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 to start your claim after an accident at work; our specialised lawyers will give you advice about your claim for free.