Mrs S from Doncaster got compensation of £1900.00 when she went to Michael Lewin to make a claim after her injury; if you have suffered from an injury at work call our professional team of solicitors at Michael Lewin.
Mrs S from South Yorkshire had been going about her usual duties in work when her accident happened; she was 60 years old when she was the victim of an accident at work. She was knocked over by a fork lift truck which had been reversing. She sustained severe bruising where she landed badly after having been knocked to the ground as the forklift truck reversed.
Our client was very distressed by her accident; she has been unable to sleep well or go about her usual tasks due to the injuries caused by her work accident.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
Mrs S should have been told by her employer the risks of the forklift and the zone the forklifts worked in should have been marked out or a sign should have been put up to avoid a potential danger as there was no warning which resulted in Mrs S’s injuries.
If you would like to make a claim after an accident at work has happened to you our helpful and talented professional staff are here to help. Mrs S felt that her accident should not have happened; she felt that there should be a lined off area for people to be able to walk alongside the forklifts as they worked.
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 Michael Lewin can help you to make a claim for an accident at work call today to talk to our friendly professional staff on: 0844 499 9302.