Mr H from Shipley was injured at work when plaster fell on to his head; he contacted solicitors at Michael Lewin who are highly qualified to deal with accidents in the workplace like a head back or brain injury at work in the UK.
Mr H was 35 years old when he sustained painful injuries at work after heavy chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling on to him. He contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors for legal advice regarding the accident which wasn?t his fault and could have had much more serious consequences.
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.
Michael Lewin accept their cases on a no win no fee basis; they have the experience and knowledge to deal with claims from clients who have been a victim of a serious accident like a brain injury at work in the UK or a more minor accident like a hand or foot injury. Mr H was awarded ?750.00 in compensation for his injuries and he didn?t have to pay his solicitors any money up front. He was awarded 100% of the compensation.
Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.
Your employer should have a valid and up to date certificate of employer’s liability insurance. On this certificate the minimum lever of cover and the companies covered by the policy should be stated clearly. Just because your employer has a certificate of employer’s liability insurance does not mean that they have the right to ignore health and safety guidelines or make employees use faulty of defective equipment; the safety of all employees should always be first and foremost. Some employees may have received a copy of the certificate electronically; sine 2008 this method of displaying the certificate has been acceptable.
If you have suffered brain injury at work or any injury however serious and would like to talk to solicitors regarding making a claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302