You can claim online for accident compensation but if you need advice you are best speaking to one of the solicitors from Michael Lewin in Leeds. Our friendly team are always happy to speak to clients about any queries they have with their case.
Miss K was seriously injured when her hand got caught in a hot machine at the factory where she was an employee. The door of the machine slammed shut on her hand. Miss K’s hand was severely crushed and she suffered full thickness burns to the hand and fingers. Miss K had to undergo several operations for a full hand reconstruction and had to have skin grafts in order for the damage to be repaired.
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 claim online accident compensation visit the Michael Lewin in Leeds website. All our contact details are on the website if you feel you need to talk to a solicitor over the phone.
Miss K was lucky that her hand could be repaired but it will never be the same again and she will always have scars as a horrific reminder of the accident she suffered at work. All the solicitors at Michael Elwin hope that the compensation Miss K was awarded goes some way towards helping her get over the trauma of her ordeal.
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.
To claim online accident compensation visit our website or to talk to a solicitor call Michael Lewin in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.