Mr K took Michael Lewin’s accident at work lawyers? advice in London and made a claim for compensation after he was in a horrific accident involving razor wire.
Mr K was in the workshop at work when his injury was sustained. Mr K was walking through an alleyway in the workshop when his Achilles tendon was slices by some razor wire that had been left in the walkway.
Razor wire is a mesh of metal strips with sharp edges. The purpose of razor wire is to prevent passage by humans. Leaving razor wire in an alleyway in incredibly dangerous and was a massive human error. Mr K suffered as a result of someone else’s mistake.
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.
Thankfully Mr K took our accident at work lawyers? advice and proceeded with a claim in London. Michael Lewin were pleased to get Mr K’s settled quickly and award him with the compensation he deserved. Many employers feel concerned that the entire onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible.
Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns. Section 7 states that employees must not endanger themselves or others by their acts or omissions. In addition they must co-operate with their employers as long as this co-operation does not lead to an increased risk to health and safety or is an illegal act so that the employer can comply with their statutory duties thereby making the responsibility for safety a joint effort between employer and employee. Hazards are around us everywhere. Whether they are natural hazards or hazards caused by human error your employer has a duty to minimise the risk of you being injured by any hazards in the workplace.
If you have had an accident at work and you want to speak to one of our lawyers for advice about making a claim in London call Michael Lewin today on 0844 499 9302.