Our client suffered a back injury at work and she felt she deserved compensation. Michael Lewin’s team of workplace accident solicitors were able to get her £2400.00.
Mrs W from Worcestershire had been trying to pull a gate at work open when she felt a sharp pain in her back. The gate was hanging off its hinges and had been in need of repair for some time.
The gate should have been repaired by the employer. Mrs W felt that her employers had failed in their duty of care to provide a safe work environment by allowing the gate to remain unrepaired and causing a problem to safety.
If you have suffered a back injury at work and you think that you could be entitled to compensation call the workplace accident solicitors at Michael Lewin for help with your claim.
Claiming compensation is a process that Michael Lewin tackles on a daily basis. We completely empathise with our clients because we know that you want your case to be settled with the minimum of fuss.
General duties of employers to their employees according to the 1974 health and safety act; to which employers must abide by:
(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.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 if you have suffered from a back injury at work and would like compensation.