Miss T from Staffordshire was left with both a wrist injury and an arm injury at work so she made a claim with Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK
Miss T who was 27 at the time of the accident was attacked by a resident in the care home where she worked. The attack unfortunately left her with injuries to her left wrist and arm. Michael Lewin are highly qualified to deal with cases like Miss T’s where employees have been injured whilst carrying out their day to day duties.
One section of the health and safety at work act of 1974 states that:
(1)It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health safety and welfare at work of all his employees.
(2)Without prejudice to the generality of an employer’s duty under the preceding subsection the matters to which that duty extends include in particular?
(a) The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are so far as is reasonably practicable safe and without risks to health;
(b)arrangements for ensuring so far as is reasonably practicable safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use handling storage and transport of articles and substances;
(c)the provision of such information instruction training and supervision as is necessary to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety at work of his employees;
(d)so far as is reasonably practicable as regards any place of work under the employer’s control the maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks;
(e) The provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is so far as is reasonably practicable safe without risks to health and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
If you have suffered an arm injury at work or any injury which is through no fault of your own you can seek advice from Michael Lewin’s experienced team of expert solicitors who can guide you through a claim for compensation in the UK.
Non fault injuries which are suffered either at work or in a public place are what Michael Lewin are highly qualified to deal with. Miss T’s claim was successful and she was awarded compensation for her suffering. 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 an arm injury at work or similar injury at work or in a public place and need legal advice regarding a claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.