Michael Lewin’s experts were able to secure a four figure sum for Miss C when she made a brain injury compensation claim; our solicitors in Leeds worked hard on behalf of Miss C to secure her the compensation she deserved.
Miss C was at work when a heavy metal bar fell from the wall and hit her on the head. Miss C’s employer had a duty of care to ensure that she was safe in the workplace. As Miss C’s employer was liable for her accident Miss C was able to make a successful claim for compensation.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
If you have suffered a brain injury through no fault of your own and you want to make a compensation claim seek advice from one of the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds.
The health and safety at work act 1974 was introduced to outline an employer’s responsibilities towards their members of staff. The legislation is long and complex and can be quite difficult to understand. A lot of health and safety in the workplace though is common sense. If something is a risk remove it. If an employee feels that their health and safety is at risk they should report it to their employer immediately.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
If you want to make a brain injury compensation claim today call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.