When the seat of Mr C’s works van fell out and injured both his ankle and his leg he called Michael Lewin Solicitors who have experience in dealing with accidents at work; they accepted his ankle injury at work claim on a no win no fee basis and Mr C was awarded compensation for his accident in the UK.
Mr C was 53 years old when he had his accident. When he stopped his van and got out he didn?t expect the seat to fall out and injure him.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
Employers of any size of organisation or company has got to by law arrange for a plan which identifies and tries to ameliorate all identified risks. A health and safety policy must be in place in every workplace taking into account the aforementioned risks. This policy should mention all the provisions which that company makes to protect their employees? health and safety.
This policy should be available for all employees to view and comment on at all times. The provisions which are mentioned in the health and safety policy document should all be able to be seen by employees.
The Michael Lewin team didn?t ask Mr C for any money up front when they accepted his case; they are highly qualified to deal with an ankle injury at work and negotiate compensation in the UK.
Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment.
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.
All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employer not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.
Michael Lewin have dealt with cases similar to Mr C’s before and provided him with excellent customer service taking the pressure off of him to deal with his employer and negotiate as much compensation as possible for him. Michael Lewin have the expertise to deal with non-fault accidents that occur during work. They work hard to get their clients the maximum compensation.
If you have suffered an ankle injury at work slip trip or fall and think you may be entitled to compensation in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.