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Mr M was involved in a very serious accident at work at the age of 51. Mr M was trying to take out a rope that had got stuck. As Mr M was trying to unstick the rope his grip suddenly became loose. As Mr M lost his grip on the rope he fell backwards onto a sharp item that had been left in his path.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
If you need advice about accidents at work or you want to make a compensation claim you should use Michael Lewin Solicitors in London; we have a proved track record of successfully settling out clients claims quickly.
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.
It is essential therefore that employers manage the risks to their employees. As an example you should not carry out any manual handling tasks; where manual handling is unavoidable then the risk should be minimised by using equipment such as trollies fork lift truck and other machinery such as conveyor belts to take goods over shorter distances. Wheeled trolleys like those used by delivery men and packing firms should be utilised. In all cases where lifting or pushing of objects is needed risk assessments should be carried out to cover the role which the employee undertakes by a person who is suitably qualified to do the job.
Your employer is liable if you have had an accident at work and you employer has failed to take all the necessary measures to keep you safe. Health and safety laws are in place to try and protect employees from harm.
To speak to a lawyer about the laws surrounding accidents at work or to make a compensation claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on: 0844 499 9302.