Mr P from Bedford was 44 years old at the time he suffered a leg and ankle injury at work in the UK when windscreens suddenly toppled down off a crate and fell on him; he selected Michael Lewin Solicitors to help him make a claim and get compensation.
It was the month of October not long before the busy Christmas preparations would begin when Mr P was extremely unlucky to suffer injuries to his leg and ankle due to an accident at work that wasn?t his fault. His employers are obliged to make sure that they look after the health and safety of all of their employees so Mr P contacted solicitors at Michael Lewin for advice.
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 employers 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.
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. Michael Lewin Solicitors advised Mr P that they could certainly help him with his claim for a leg and ankle injury at work in the UK on a no win no fee basis.
Thanks to the hard work of his solicitors Mr P was awarded the sum of ?2250.00 in compensation. When Michael Lewin take on a claim you get 100% of the compensation and don?t have to pay anything up front. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
If you have suffered a leg and ankle injury at work in the UK through no fault of your own and would like to make a claim for compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.