Mr C from Huddersfield came to Michael Lewin to get compensation of £3000.00 for a hand injury which he sustained at work.
Mr C worked in Huddersfield; he was only 27 when his hand was badly crushed at work. Our client assumed a printer in work was turned off. When he bent over the printer his hand got suddenly pulled between two rollers.
He had been given no guidance or training about any of the appliances which he had to use in work and he felt that was not correct. Due to the accident Mr C suffered from severe bruising to his hand as it had been pulled into the rollers of the printer.
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.
If you need to claim for a hand injury caused at work you can call expert accident lawyers at Michael Lewin to start your compensation settlement.
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 are always delighted to help clients who have suffered from accidents at work which were not their fault. We can give you advice about your claim for free and when we take on a case we can work on a no win no fee basis. You have nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain from a call to us.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 to start your claim for hand injury at work compensation.