Mrs M sustained a back injury at work and sought advice from Michael Lewin specialist lawyers in Leeds about her claim.
Mrs M from London suffered an injury at work in an accident involving a poorly stacked amount of chairs. The chairs fell on her whilst at work onto her back resulting in a very painful injury that could have been avoided. Any chair stacking or indeed any kinds of furniture stacking should be kept to a minimum in regulations to avoid such occurrences. No chairs should be stacked so they are at risk of falling onto either employees or visitors within any building.
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.?
Employers of any size of organisation or company has got to by law arrange for a plan which identifies and tries to ameliorate all identified risks. A health and safety policy must be in place in every workplace taking into account the aforementioned risks. This policy should mention all the provisions which that company makes to protect their employees? health and safety.
This policy should be available for all employees to view and comment on at all times. The provisions which are mentioned in the health and safety policy document should all be able to be seen by employees.
If you require some advice and support about a back injury at work contact Michael Lewin in Leeds for some expert advice. All furniture storage should be monitored and regularly checked to avoid any instances where a person may be at risk of an accident. In Mrs M’s case she was unfortunate to be victim to an instance where this care and attention was not delivered resulting in her back being injured.
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.
You can get the advice you need about a back injury at work by contacting Michael Lewin at theLeeds office now about your claim on 0844 499 9302.