Mrs C was awarded £2440.00 when she made a claim for compensation after she sustained an accident at work; she came to accident at work experienced solicitors at Michael Lewin.
Mrs C from Wellingborough was 61 when her accident at work occurred; she had been pulling the metal shutters down after closing the shop for the evening. A piece of metal moulding on the top of the shutters fell down on our client as she pulled the shutters down to lock them.
She was very startled and she sustained abrasions and soft tissue injuries to the localised areas where the metal moulding hit her. Mrs C was advised that she could make a claim as she had not been at fault; she felt that her accident had been completely avoidable.
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.
You can call expert accident lawyers at Michael Lewin to start your compensation claim if you have suffered from an accident at work which was not your fault.
Employers should be aware that non-abidance of these requirements results in very serious consequences for themselves and their employees. 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.
Claiming compensation is what we do best; Michael Lewin will guide you through the claims process with compassion and professionalism. Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 to start your compensation claim for an accident at work our staff will fight hard to get you compensation.