Mr W suffered an injury at work and sought advice about an accident in the work place by contacting Michael Lewin in Leeds about his claim.

Mr W was working around a crane where he was employed and had an accident that caused damage to various parts of his body. The crane had not been checked correctly as part of the crane fell down onto Mr W. He suffered injuries to his head neck and nose in the accident. Any machinery that is in the work place needs to be thoroughly and continuously checked to avoid severe accidents like this occurring.

Section 9 of the HSW Act requires the employer to provide free of charge personal protective equipment or any other items for the safety of employees where it is required by law.

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.

Employers of any size of organisation or company has got to by law arrange for a plan which identifies and tries to ameliorate all identified risks. A health and safety policy must be in place in every workplace taking into account the aforementioned risks. This policy should mention all the provisions which that company makes to protect their employees? health and safety.

This policy should be available for all employees to view and comment on at all times. The provisions which are mentioned in the health and safety policy document should all be able to be seen by employees. Have you had a similar injury? If you need some advice about an accident in the work place contact the Michael Lewin specialist team in Leeds about your claim.

Any heavy machinery that is being used by employees in the work place should always be maintained by expert engineers who are trained to keep the machinery from causing harm. All staff should also be correctly trained in the handling of any machinery to avoid any accidents. If protocol is correctly followed any situations like in Mr W’s case should be avoided.

1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?

If you have a similar case and need advice about an accident in the work place call the Michael Lewin team at the Leeds office about your claim now on 0844 499 9302.

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