After a severe head injury at work resulting in a stroke Michael Lewin Solicitors made a claim for brain injury at work compensation in London on behalf of Mr R from Ormskirk.
Mr R was at work carrying out his duties in the supermarket stockroom. Mr R opened up a cage of products that had been badly stacked. The products collapsed onto Mr R’s head causing severe trauma to the brain.
The head injury that Mr R sustained was so severe that it led to him having a stroke at the age of 25. If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.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.
Mr R was well within his rights to claim compensation due to the severity of the brain injury he sustained at work; compensation was awarded to Mr R after Michael Lewin Solicitors in London pursued his case.
All employers have a duty of care towards their staff to ensure they are kept safe at all times. Neglecting to keep store rooms and warehouses organised and tidy can result in an accident. Mr R’s accident was particularly nasty as he ended up having a stroke. Hopefully not all accidents will be this severe but if in the event they are our sympathetic and friendly staff will offer you all the help we can.
Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.
Section 3 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.
To make a claim for brain injury at work compensation call Michael Lewin in London now on 0844 499 9302.