Mr B enlisted the help of a Michael Lewin accident at work solicitor in London to help him pursue compensation from his employer.
Mr B was 24 at the time of his accident at work. Mr B was working with a colleague using the tail lift on a truck. The tail lift on the truck was defective and caused Mr B’s accident. As a result of the defective tail lift Mr B’s foot was crushed on the undercarriage of the truck. Mr B suffered a fractured foot and was in agony following his accident.
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. Thankfully Mr B chose to seek help from an accident at work solicitor in London. Michael Lewin assessed Mr B’s case over the phone and as he was not at fault advised him to pursue a claim for compensation.
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.
Whether you have been involved in an accident at work or in a public place if you have been injured as a result you could have a valid case for claiming compensation. Don?t delay in getting your case assessed as there is a time limit in claiming after an accident has occurred. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
Call Michael Lewin today if you want to speak to an accident at work solicitor about claiming compensation in London on 0844 499 9302. We are here to help you.