When Miss C sustained an injury at work she contacted Michael Lewin who are experts in dealing with accidents at work and securing the maximum compensation for their client’s claim; their solicitors accept their cases on a no win no fee basis.
Miss C from Rickmansworth was only 19 years of age when she was hurt at work. She was injured when a fire extinguisher fell off of the wall and on to her foot.
It was a dangerous accident particularly due to the weight of the extinguisher which could have had far more severe consequences and which still left Miss C with an injury she didn?t deserve.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
When Miss C made a claim for her injury she was not asked to pay any money up front as Michael Lewin recover their fees from the third party; accidents at work and compensation for a non-fault claim are what the Michael Lewin Solicitors deal with every day in the UK.
A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.
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. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
Miss C was awarded £1600.00 in compensation for her painful experience. Employers have to make sure that all safety measures are covered in the workplace and there are no hazards which are a risk to staff.
If you need advice regarding accidents at work and wish to discuss compensation for your claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.