Michael Lewin were able to get accident at work compensation of over £2200.00 for Miss H; our dedicated professional staff were able to give her advice initially for free. We were delighted to be able to take her claim on a no win no fee basis.
Miss W from West Yorkshire suffered from a nasty accident at work; she was only 28 when she was injured as she was carrying out her work duties. She and a work colleague had been unloading a frame from a van; her colleague slid the frame too quickly and the frame dropped to the ground catching our client’s toe on the way.
Our client suffered crush injuries to her big toe. Her toe was throbbing immediately after the accident and she sustained bruising and tenderness to her big toe for several days after the accident.
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders joint and repetitive strain injuries and inflicted injuries (such as in this case) dropping the heavy item on her toe.
Miss S had not been trained to lift and carry such heavy items as part of her work. 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.
If you have suffered an accident at work Michael Lewin’s experts are here to give compensation advice about your case. Manual handling injuries occur in nearly all manual labour roles pre-existing injuries and having received no training will all increase the chances that an injury will occur. Work related injuries are very expensive for the employee in terms of their quality of life outside the workplace. Sometimes repetitive strain injuries or back injuries which are picked up in the workplace can prevent the employee from enjoying hobbies which they once loved. Sleep patterns can be disrupted due to the pain that the employee is suffering from an injury which was caused by something as simple as having an incorrectly aligned desk.
Compensation can be awarded if your employer was at fault for your accident at work.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 to start your accident at work compensation claim for an accident which you sustained at work and you need advice about.