53 year old Mr R got in contact with solicitors at Michael Lewin to make a claim for a chest injury he sustained during a dangerous accident in a laboratory; Michael Lewin accepted Mr R’s genuine claim for compensation in the UK on a no win no fee basis.

Mr R from Colchester in Essex slipped on a test tube in the laboratory at work. He injured his ribs and developed an associated lung infection causing chest pain coughing and shortness of breath.

All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.

If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.

The consequences of the chest infection suffered by Mr R greatly affected his day to day life; Michael Lewin understand the physical emotional and financial consequences their clients often endure and they accepted Mr R’s claim for his chest injury and worked really hard to reduce the financial burden by acquiring the maximum compensation in the UK.

The law is there to allow victims like Mr R seek compensation when they have been hurt in an accident which wasn?t their fault. Mr R’s claim was successful and he received 100% of the compensation.

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. Just because your employer has a certificate of employer’s liability insurance does not mean that they have the right to ignore health and safety guidelines or make employees use faulty of defective equipment; the safety of all employees should always be first and foremost. Some employees may have received a copy of the certificate electronically; sine 2008 this method of displaying the certificate has been acceptable.

If you want to claim compensation for a chest injury like Mr R’s or if you have sustained any injury at work or in a public place due to an accident in the UK that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.

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