Mr S needed some experienced advice from accident at work lawyers so decided to contact the Michael Lewin at the office in Leeds about his claim.
Mr S had an accident at work where his job role meant he had to spend time working on and around scaffolding. He suffered some painful injuries after the scaffolding he had been working on proved to be defective resulting in Mr S falling quite badly. All scaffolding should be properly checked before being used by employees and in this case Mr S was the victim of under-maintained equipment resulting him injuring his neck back and wrist in the fall.
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.
If you need some advice from accident at work lawyers then call the Michael Lewin team in Leeds now for impartial advice about your claim. All scaffolding equipment needs to be checked once erected for any defective parts to prevent any accidents happening. The occurrence of an accident due to defective scaffolding only goes to prove that the equipment has not been satisfactorily checked and maintained by staff management. Each member of staff needs to be correctly trained to protect from any defective qualities to the scaffolding.
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.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
If you need advice from accident at work lawyers call the Michael Lewin team at the Leeds office about your claim now on 0844 499 9302.