A man in his forties received over £4000.00 when he badly damaged his finger during an accident at work for which he was not responsible; Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK assisted Mr S win damages for his injury.

Mr S from Northampton was 41 years old when he was left in agony as a result of an accident at work which could have been prevented. His finger was left bruised swollen and battered when it was trapped by a delivery van door.

1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?

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.

His accident at work was a disaster which could have been averted; the hugely successful team of solicitors at Michael Lewin worked tirelessly to settle compensation in the UK for Mr S’s ‘suffering in as little time as possible.

A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care. Getting one or more fingers caught in a door can damage skin nails joints and bones.

Mr S received £4050.00 in compensation for his injury. He received 100% of the compensation as Michael Lewin charge their legal costs to the third party.

If you have had an accident either at work or in public and you were not to blame you can call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK for guidance and support with your claim : 0844 499 9302.

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