Michael Lewin were able to reach a compensation figure of £2500.00 for Mr M of Nottingham after his neck injury at work.

Mr M had been in work when he slipped on slime at work injuring his head neck and back. He was 39 years old when the accident happened in May.

He was in pain for several days and he suffered from swelling of the affected areas. Michael Lewin were chosen to act on Mr M’s behalf. Michael Lewin have a track record spanning a decade in dealing with claims and we have experts on hand who are trained specially in injuries occurring at work.

If you have suffered from an ankle injury which was not your fault you can call expert accident lawyers at Michael Lewin to start your compensation claim.

Compensation is awarded if you have not been at fault and if you can prove that your injury could have been prevented. If you are unsure whether you have a claim or not our accident at work injury specialists will be able to give you advice for free.

Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is crucial to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the consequences of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s staff there’s a duty of care.

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 issues around health and safety.

In many smaller businesses the owner will take the responsibility for the health and safety whilst in larger organisations there may be a few staff with health and safety issues as their full time role.

When it comes to duty of care the primary job of the competent person is to carry out a risk assessment. This needs to identify the health and safety risks of each employee in the workplace.

The outcome of the risk assessment may vary according to the size of an organisation. If it has five or more employees the competent person has to keep a record of the assessment’s results.

Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
1. avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced
2. provide health supervision as required
3. provide protective clothing and/or equipment
4. ensure that the correct warning signs are provided

Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 to start your compensation claimfor a neck injury at work.

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