The solicitors at Michael Lewin are brain injury compensation claims experts; our Leeds based professionals have claimed compensation for thousands of different injuries over the ten years we have been in practice.
Miss N was injured through no fault of her own whilst she was at work. As Miss N walked into the stockroom some badly placed ladders were behind the door. Upon entering the stockroom the ladders fall down and landed on Miss N’s head. As a result of the accident Miss N suffered a head injury neck pain and a concussion.
Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment.
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.
All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employers not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.
Michael Lewin’s brain injury compensation claims solicitors in Leeds were very pleased with the amount of compensation we were able to claim on behalf of Miss N.
Stock rooms are a very common place for employees to have an accident. A lot of employers neglect to keep the stockroom tidy or they have failed to put in place a procedure for keeping the stockroom tidy. It is up to employers to put in force and police a policy to keep the stock room tidy and it is an employee’s responsibility to ensure that they abide by the policy and keep it tidy. Hopefully this will decrease the number of accident that take place in the stock room.
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.
If you are ready to make a claim for brain injury compensation speak to one of the claims experts at Michael Lewin in Leeds. Phone: 0844 499 9302.