When 45 year old Mrs B from Cheshire was injured at work she contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors who provide information for making a claim online for accident compensation in the UK on a no win no fee basis.
Mrs B was injured at work by a piece of wood that she had not seen sticking out from a wooden desk. The dangerous piece of wood was clearly a hazard and shouldn?t have been there to cause harm to Mrs B.
The accident left Mrs B injured and in pain due to an accident which wasn?t her fault.
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.
Michael Lewin work hard to secure the maximum compensation for their clients as quickly as possible; information regarding their services and making a claim online for accident compensation in the UK are on their website
1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?
(1)The provisions of this Part shall have effect with a view to?
(a) Securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work;
(b) Protecting persons other than persons at work against risks to health or safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work.
When an employee sustains an injury at work through no fault of their own they are entitled to pursue a claim against their employer. Mrs B received ?1825.00 in compensation for her injury at work.
If you have been injured either at work or in a public place and have searched for information regarding making a claim online for accident compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.