Mr C from Kingswinford was awarded over £2500.00 in compensation after he made a claim for an accident at work utilising the experience of Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Mr C suffered an accident at work after his employer failed to provide him with the appropriate personal protective equipment for him to do his job safely. Mr C was unloading glass out of the back of a van; the bottom piece of glass was broken and was a dangerous hazard to someone handling it without gloves. Mr C sliced his hand on the broken glass and had a severe laceration as a result.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.
Employers may also have to undergo an investigation and face the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line.
If you want to make a claim for an accident at work in London then you should seek the advice of and experienced lawyer. Michael Lewin’s solicitors have been dealing with many different types of claim for over 10 years and we have a proven track record of success.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety. Michael Lewin Solicitors has teams of expert lawyers dedicated to pursuing different types of claim. We can take on most types of claim from public liability claims to claims for accidents at work.
If you wish to proceed with your claim for an accident at work in London call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.