Mr R was awarded £3000.00 in accident at work compensation after nearly losing his finger thanks to the help of Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Mr R risked losing his finger in an accident at work. Mr R was holding a panel with one hand and drilling through it with the other. As he was doing so Mr R drilled straight through a panel and into his finger.
Mr R suffered a serious injury to his finger following his accident. Had Mr R been provided with the appropriate equipment the accident may never have occurred. Michael Lewin Solicitors were happy to pursue a case for compensation on behalf of Mr R as the accident was not his fault.
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.
Although 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.
As the accident was not his fault Mr R was awarded accident at work compensation after seeking advice in London about making a claim. 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.Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees.Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care.
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.If as an employee you feel that your employer has failed to either act or they have been negligent by an inaction which could reasonably have been predicted to cause an accident then you can take legal action to get compensation. Michael Lewin can provide detailed legal advice on the circumstances of your case.
If your employer has failed to provide you with the appropriate equipment or has provided faulty machinery for you to use and you have sustained an injury as a result you may be entitled to compensation.
To find out if you have a valid case for claiming compensation call Michael Lewin’s accident at work compensation lawyers in London today on 0844 499 9302.