Mr M suffered an injury at work and sought out advice about accident at work victims from the Michael Lewin team in Leeds about his claim.

Mr M was victim to a very much avoidable accident that happened in his work place. He had been working in an environment close to a stack of boxes. The boxes were indeed incorrectly stacked and as a result the boxes fell onto Mr M. As the boxes fell they landed onto Mr M’s shoulder causing an injury to him.

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.

If you have had an accident similar to Mr M and need some advice about accident at work victims contact the Michael Lewin team in Leeds now about your claim.

All kinds of storage within the work place needs to be done to a standard acceptable in maintaining the health and safety of all who are working in the environment. This requires in depth training to all staff members in the correct way of storing all items combined with the correct management of this training. Had Mr M’s employers adopted this attitude the boxes would have been stacked in a much safer way and so avoiding any accident or occurrences like this.

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.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

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.

If you have suffered a similar injury at work and need some advice about accident at work victims call the Michael Lewin team at the Leeds office about your claim on 0844 499 9302.

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