Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to use their experience and expertise to help Mr D regarding his back injury at work and make a claim against his employer in the UK for compensation.

Mr D from Great Yarmouth was 33 years old when he sustained a back injury at work after falling down defective guttering. Employer liability cases are an area that solicitors at Michael Lewin excel in and they were able to make a claim for compensation on his behalf.

1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?

1 Preliminary.
(1)The provisions of this Part shall have effect with a view to?
(a) Securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work;
(b) Protecting persons other than persons at work against risks to health or safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work;
(c)controlling the keeping and use of explosive or highly flammable or otherwise dangerous substances and generally preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of such substances
(d) Controlling the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances from premises of any class prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

Michael Lewin have vast experience with accidents in the workplace and have dealt with a back injury at work claim on many occasions when the client was clearly not at fault; they have regularly been successful in negotiating compensation for clients in the UK.

Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.

An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.

In many smaller businesses the owner will take the responsibility for the health and safety whilst in larger organisations there may be a few staff with health and safety issues as their full time role.

When it comes to duty of care the primary job of the competent person is to carry out a risk assessment. The defective guttering was a hazard in the work place which indicates that there is an opportunity for Mr D’s employer to improve safety procedures and inspections.

Mr D was awarded compensation for his injury; on a no win no fee basis. If you have suffered back injury at work or in a public place and need legal advice regarding a compensation claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302

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