Mr H sought out advice about accident compensation services by contacting the Michael Lewin office in Leeds about his claim.

Mr H was working around fork lift equipment and on this specific occasion the fork lift truck had been left somewhere in the dark. Mr H was passing the forks of the truck and due to the poorly lit surroundings ended up tripping over the forks of the equipment causing him a bad injury. The trip resulted in him injuring his back knee and ankle all from one trip over the forks of the truck in the dark.

There is a great deal of legislation around pertaining to the legal responsibilities for employers to follow the general health and safety act of 1974 gives the basic minimum requirements and any supplementary advice will be available about more specific areas if required if heavy machinery is a requirement in the workplace. Compliance with these regulations should always be regarded as the barest minimum requirement which is expected from every employer by the courts if action was ever to be taken by an employee.

Have you had a similar accident at work? To get advice about accident compensation services contact Michael Lewin in Leeds for impartial and experienced guidance about your claim.

When working around heavy equipment and large machinery it is of the utmost importance to make sure that the equipment does not pose a threat or a hazard even if the equipment is parked and not being used. The area around the vehicle is still considered a place of work and should be free from danger. Issues such as bad lighting are easily corrected by either moving the vehicle elsewhere or lighting a parking zone. Mr H’s injuries could have been avoided had correct procedure taken place.

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 a case with a similar experience and want some impartial advice about accident compensation services contact the specialist Michael Lewin team at the Leeds office about your claim now on 0844 499 9302.

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