Mr I was injured at the age of 50 whilst he was working; with the help of Michael Lewin’s accidents at work compensation claim solicitors in Leeds Mr I was able to make a successful claim.
Mr I was spraying weed treatment at work when his injury was sustained. He fell through a grate whilst he was spraying the weeds and sustained an injury as a result. Injuries stemming from faulty metal work in the ground are very common. The hazard usually comes from poor maintenance of public highways and walkway. Common hazards from metal work in the ground come from faulty grates faulty drainage covers raised access to utility services and from maintenance workers failing to replace the metal work correctly back into the ground after they have lifted it up.
The health and safety at work act 1974 is the foremost piece of legislation that covers the health and safety of employees in the workplace. Employers should appoint somebody who they feel is competent to be the designated person in charge of health and safety in the workplace. If the business is very small often the owner of the business takes responsibility for the health and safety of the employees.
Accidents at work happen all the time if you have been injured through no fault of you own you may be able to make a compensation claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds and we can help you make a case.
No matter how big or small a business is all employers have a duty of care to ensure that the workplace is safe and that they have done everything they can to prevent any risks to employees health. Employers should always ensure that all plant and machinery is in serviceable working order and safe for employees to use and that safe working practices are followed by all members of staff operating them.
Adequate first aid facilities must also be available for all members off staff; the level of first aid available should be relevant to the type of industry it is in. An abattoir would perhaps stock more bandages and antiseptic than an office due to the higher risk of an employee suffering a laceration injury. Some large companies now even go as far as stocking their own defibrillator machine and training staff how to use it in the event it is needed. As long as an employer has the basics always stocked up in the first aid kit and a trained first aider on site then this should be adequate facilities.
If you need accidents at work compensation claim advice call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.