21 year old Mr M called Michael Lewin Solicitors when he was electrocuted at work and wanted compensation; the expert team of solicitors helped him with his claim for his accident at work in the UK without asking for any money up front.
Mr M from Stoke-on-Trent sustained injuries when he was asked to clean behind a machine at work and was electrocuted.
It was a frightening experience for Mr M who had no idea he was in danger when he carried out his duties at work that day. 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.?
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 Solicitors advised Mr M that they could help him with a compensation claim against his employer because the accident at work was not his fault; Michael Lewin accept all their claims in the UK on a no win no fee basis and aim to deliver a conclusion to each case as quickly as possible.
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. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.
Thanks to the expertise and hard work of his solicitors Mr M was awarded the sum of ?3500.00 in compensation. Michael Lewin recovers their costs from the third party so their clients always received 100% of their compensation.
If you have a compensation claim for an accident at work in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.