Michael Lewin’s expert employer liability solicitors can help you claim compensation if you have suffered an injury that was not your fault; we are very experienced and successful in the field of claiming compensation particularly for accidents at work in London.
Mr L was driving an electric pallet truck at work when his accident occurred. A piece of wood had been left discarded in the trucks path and Mt L collided with it. As a result of the accident Mr L suffered multiple and very painful injuries.
Michael Lewin’s hard working team of employer liability specialist worked hard on Mr L’s behalf in order to secure £7500.00 in compensation.
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 want to claim compensation or for advice about accidents at work liability laws in London you should seek the advice of an experienced lawyer. Michael Lewin Solicitors have years of combined knowledge in all areas of liability compensation.
Many employers feel concerned that the entire onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible. Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns.
Section 7 states that employees must not endanger themselves or others by their acts or omissions. In addition they must co-operate with their employers as long as this co-operation does not lead to an increased risk to health and safety or is an illegal act so that the employer can comply with their statutory duties thereby making the responsibility for safety a joint effort between employer and employee.
Section 8 states that no person (i.e. not just employees) shall knowingly intentionally or recklessly misuse abuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety. Machine safeguards clearly fall under this section. It therefore follows that should any member of staff be found to be interfering with these devices and they have been provided with the necessary information training and adequate supervision to use the machine correctly disciplinary action should follow.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have a team of lawyers dedicated entirely to claiming compensation on behalf of people who have been involved in an accident at work. If you have been injured and you were not at fault we can advise you about how to proceed.
To claim compensation or to talk to a solicitor about accidents at work call Michael Lewin in London on 0844 499 9302.