Mr J came to our experts at Michael Lewin after he had an accident at work. Our accident claims advice lawyers in Leeds can help you gain the compensation you are entitled to if you have suffered an accident at work which has resulted in injuries.
Mr J from Chesterfield was working when his accident happened. He was working in a pub cellar when he fell down an uncovered drainage gulley. As a result of the accident Mr J almost lost his leg.
After he suffered his accident and badly hurt himself Mr J had to have an operation to replace his knee. He had surgery on his leg: surgeons had to perform a full knee replacement on Mr J’s leg.
All employers have a duty of care: to look after their employees to the fullest extent possible. They should create a safe working environment and maintain their premises properly as to lower the risk of injuries as a safe premises which obeys health and safety regulations minimises the chances of employees having an accident and injuring themselves. Employers are liable for any accidents in the workplace unless they can prove they did carry out their duty of care properly.
If you need advice as to the specifics of your case or if you have any queries contact Michael Lewin’s team of fully qualified helpful accident claims advice lawyers in Leeds.
Mr J was not to blame for his accident and so he felt that he should be able to make a claim for the injuries he suffered. Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and do anything about them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
If you have had an accident and it was not your fault you may have a valid claim for compensation. Michael Lewin Solicitors will claim for you the compensation you deserve for any injuries you have sustained. Michael Lewin Solicitors will also claim compensation for any losses you have incurred as a result of you accident such as loss of earnings; you don?t just get compensation for loss of earnings if your accident has been at work. For more advice about claiming compensation speak to Michael Lewin Solicitors about your case.
To speak to one of our accident claims advice lawyers in Leeds call 0844 499 9302.