Mr K from Hayes was 25 years old when he instructed Michael Lewin to make a claim on his behalf for a foot injury he sustained at work in the UK.

Mr K’s foot was injured when a colleague dropped a pallet on to it. There are different sizes of pallets all of which are designed to move stack and store heavy goods. Therefore the impact of a pallet being dropped on your foot can cause significant injury.

Pallets are usually moved by a forklift truck or similar vehicle. The risks of accidents in this environment are significantly higher than in others and employers have a strict duty to ensure that all safety procedures are followed.

Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.

Section 3 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.

The consequences of an injury like Mr K’s do not always affect the victim physically but emotionally and financially as well; Michael Lewin made a claim for Mr K’s foot injury in the UK and worked hard to achieve the maximum compensation with the minimum fuss.

A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. 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.

The compensation received by Mr K would have helped ease his financial burden. Michael Lewin’s clients always receive 100% of the compensation.

If you want to claim compensation for a foot injury or any injury at work or in a public place due to an accident in the UK that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.

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