Mrs TG was awarded a staggering four figure sum thanks to the expert representation she received from our accidents at work compensation solicitors in London; Michael Lewin’s dedicated team of employer liability solicitors worked hard to settle Mrs TG’s claim quickly.
Mrs TG was seriously injured in the workplace at the age of 51. As Mrs TG was working she fell over as her foot went into a hole. The hole was supposed to be covered by a grate but had been left exposed.
Mrs TG sustained severe injuries as a result of her accident and took a long time to recover. Michael Lewin Solicitors were pleased to be able to secure £7000.00 in compensation on Mrs TG’s behalf.
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.
Michael Lewin’s accidents at work compensation solicitors may be able to help you make a claim in London. Had Mrs TG’s employers taken the safety of their staff more seriously they would have covered the hole up and Mrs TG may not have had to endure so much suffering.
There is more than one advantage to claiming compensation. Sometimes it takes an employee making a claim for an employer to tighten up their health and safety procedures. We hope now that Mrs TG’s employers are more vigilant about their health and safety and that the rest of the employees are at a lesser risk of suffering a similar accident.
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.
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.
For advice about accidents at work or to start your claim for compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on: 0844 499 9302.