A 30 year old man from Pontefract was awarded compensation when he fell through scaffolding at work; Michael Lewin are experts in dealing with construction site accidents and will pursue a genuine claim for compensation in the UK for their clients on a no win no fee basis.

Mr B was walking on an area of scaffolding at work when the accident occurred. The scaffolding was not properly secured and it dropped below his feet causing him to fall forward. When he fell breeze blocks landed on him.

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.

Construction sites can be one of the most hazardous places to work and Michael Lewin have dealt with plenty of construction site accidents like Mr B’s; they have handled many claims for compensation in the UK as a result of accidents where their clients were not at fault.

Employers of any size of organisation or company has got to by law arrange for a plan which identifies and tries to ameliorate all identified risks. A health and safety policy must be in place in every workplace taking into account the aforementioned risks. This policy should mention all the provisions which that company makes to protect their employees? health and safety.

This policy should be available for all employees to view and comment on at all times. The provisions which are mentioned in the health and safety policy document should all be able to be seen by employees.

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.

Mr B chipped a bone in his wrist which left him in pain after the accident which wasn?t his fault. When a settlement was reached Mr B received 100% of the compensation for his injury.

If you need legal advice regarding construction site accidents and think you may be entitled to claim for compensation in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302

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