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Mr M was 54 when he was badly injured. He was using the tail lift on a truck at work. The tail lift mechanism was defective and it fell down with force onto his arm.
This is a case of faulty/ defective equipment. Mr M was provided with a faulty truck. It is the responsibility of the employer to carry out a duty of care in the workplace and provide a safe working environment for employees. Mr M suffered a fractured elbow and a sprained arm. Mr M had to have a period off work to recover from his accident and also suffered loss of earnings.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means that they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment and the correct equipment and systems for work.
Section 16 of the health and safety at work act 1974 permits approved codes of practice which explains different practices acceptable the different working environment will stop these approved codes of practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe and reasonable. The onus is on the employer they have exercised reasonable care or they are liable in the eyes of the law.
Michael Lewin’s team of compassionate solicitors would be only too happy to give accident compensation advice to clients in Leeds or elsewhere in the UK who would like to discuss their claim.
Faulty equipment can result in serious injury and it is the duty of the employer to provide equipment which is fir for purpose. Employers are advised to employ someone who is responsible for maintenance around the workplace which includes both keeping the building safe and keeping all equipment in the building in line with health and safety regulation. If this had been done Mr M may not have had to suffer his accident as the risks of an accident would be considerably lower. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.
Michael Lewin Solicitors aim to get our clients cases resolved as quickly as possible. We want to pursue compensation on your behalf with as little disruption to your life as possible. We understand how hard it is to deal with injuries after an accident and we hope that by getting you the compensation you deserve you can deal with the effects of having had an accident.
If you want accident compensation advice then speak to one of our friendly solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.