Michael Lewin’s expert claims solicitors can help you pursue compensation for an accident at work; the experts from our offices in Leeds have settled numerous employer liability cases.
Mr R decided to seek legal advice about making a claim for compensation after he was injured at work through no fault of his own. Mr R then decided to make a claim after receiving an honest expert opinion for the employer liability lawyers at Michael Lewin. Mr R was cutting pallet straps at work when he sustained an injury. The wrong type of pallet straps had been used so when Mr R cut one of them it sprung back and hit him in the face.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures. Michael Lewin Solicitors deal with claims for people who have had an accident at work; the experts at our office in Leeds can help you no matter how big or small your case.
The pallet straps that had been used at Mr R’s place of work were made of metal strapping instead of the standard and required plastic strapping. Metal strapping is no longer supposed to be used in pallet straps due to the danger it poses to employees. As a result of his accident Mr R suffered a severe laceration to his face.
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.
For claims advice for an accident at work call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.