Mr P was awarded compensation after suffering an ankle injury at work; if you have had an ankle injury at work Michael Lewin Solicitors in London could help you make a claim.

Mr P a 24 year old male from Harrow was at work when a colleague drove over his foot with a forklift truck. As a result of this unfortunate accident Mr P was left with soft tissue injuries to his ankle and foot. Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr P claim compensation from his employer as a result of these injuries.

Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.

Section 3 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.

If you have had an ankle injury at work in London or anywhere else in the UK you should seek expert advice. Michael Lewin can help you claim compensation today after an accident at work; we promise to settle your claim as soon as possible and help you come to terms with your accident.

Michael Lewin Solicitors have over 10 years of experience dealing with a wide variety of claims. Our reputation for excellent customer service is second to none. Many employers feel concerned that the entire onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible. Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns.

Section 7 states that employees must not endanger themselves or others by their acts or omissions. In addition they must co-operate with their employers as long as this co-operation does not lead to an increased risk to health and safety or is an illegal act so that the employer can comply with their statutory duties thereby making the responsibility for safety a joint effort between employer and employee. Section 8 states that no person (i.e. not just employees) shall knowingly intentionally or recklessly misuse abuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety. Machine safeguards clearly fall under this section.

If you want to claim compensation for an ankle injury at work and you want your claim resolved as quickly as possible call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302.

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