Michael Lewin Solicitors accepted a claim from 30 year old Mr A when he was injured at work during an accident that wasn?t his fault; Michael Lewin accept claims for accidents at work on a no win no fee basis and aim to secure the maximum compensation as quickly as possible with their team of highly skilled solicitors in the UK.
Mr A from York was left shocked and in pain when a dangerous defective plug at work electrocuted him. There are very strict laws in place to protect anyone who suffers an injury either at work or in a public place in the UK following an accident that wasn?t their fault.
Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.
Employers may also have to undergo an investigation and face the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line.
Michael Lewin are experts in dealing with cases relating to an accidents at work and their clients always received 100% of the compensation; their solicitors have dealt with many similar cases to Mr A’s in the UK.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures. All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. Mr A is one of thousands of clients who have made a claim against their employer. He received ?1893.00in compensation for his injury.
If you need advice regarding accidents at work and think you may be entitled to compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.