Mr L from Stockport in Cheshire sought compensation for an accident at work in the UK when he suffered a face painful injury; the accident was not his fault and solicitors at Michael Lewin who specialise in non-fault claims accepted his case on a no win no fee basis.
Mr L was only 20 years old when a terrible accident at work left him with a painful laceration to his lip. The accident occurred when an angle grinder kicked back and hit him in the face. Mr L was not at fault for the accident which left him upset and in pain.
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.
Anyone who seeks compensation for an accident at work who has been injured through no fault of their own can get legal advice in the UK from Michael Lewin and their highly qualified team of solicitors. 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.
Michael Lewin accept their cases on a no win no fee basis and strive for the maximum compensation in the minimum about of time for every one of their clients. Mr L was awarded ?6500.00 and received 100% of the compensation. If you need legal advice regarding compensation for an accident at work in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.