Mt T a construction worker from Prestatyn suffered an arm injury at work following an accident that was not his fault; Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr T claim compensation in London.
Mr T was working on a construction site when his accident happened; he was walking along a raised platform when the platform collapsed. Mr T fell from the platform on to the ground and landed on a metal spike. As a result of the fall Mr T suffered injuries to his hand and arm.
The designated worker in charge of health and safety should have inspected the platform to ensure it was safe for other workers to use. Employers are duty bound to produce safe equipment and a safe working environment for employees.
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.
If you have suffered an arm injury at work and you want to pursue compensation speak to one of our friendly professionals at Michael Lewin in London.
If you have suffered an accident at work and it was not your fault your employer is liable and you should be entitled to compensation.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect.
To make a claim for arm injury at work compensation speak to one of our friendly professionals here at Michael Lewin Solicitors in London. Call: 0844 499 9302.