Michael Lewin was established 10 years ago giving us a decade of experience: we pride ourselves in being accident claims specialists. Mr C gained over £2500 after he came to Michael Lewin in Leeds.
Mr B was manoeuvring equipment using supporting airlines. The supporting airlines broke and caused the equipment to fall landing on Mr C. Mr C sustained injuries as a result of the equipment falling from the supporting airlines. Michael Lewin Solicitors pursued compensation on behalf of Mr C and he was awarded £2973.64.
Compensation can be awarded if you have not caused the accident which has caused you to be injured. This compensation can be for petrol costs to and from the hospital if you need to attend visits due to your injuries it can also cover any losses which you may have incurred from your wages after being placed on sick pay for example.
As he was in no way to blame for his accident 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 would like to speak to one of our accident claims specialists in Leeds get in touch today.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
If you think your employer has neglected any of the above and as a result you have had an accident and sustained injuries Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim. All equipment provided in the workplace should be regularly tested maintained and fit for use. If your employer is making you use faulty or defective equipment they are breaking health and safety rules.
To speak to one of our accident claims specialists in Leeds call 0844 499 9302.