Michael Lewin’s team of expert employment law accident at work solicitors in Manchester are dedicated to getting their clients the maximum compensation that they can.
Mrs C from Pinner was 25 years old when her accident in work occurred. She had been working on the conveyor belt in work when suddenly her hand was crushed by the belt. Our client came to Michael Lewin as the accident in work injuring her hand was not her fault.
Defective equipment or equipment which has had any sort of modification performed to remove a safety device should not be used by employees in work.
Employers should be aware that non-abidance of the requirements as set out in the 1974 health and safety act results in very serious consequences for themselves and their employees.
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.
If you have suffered a hand injury at work and you think that you could be entitled to compensation call workplace accident lawyers at Michael Lewin for advice about your claim.
Simple preventable accidents such as this are so unfortunate. If risks in the workplace are minimised employers would actually benefit as they would lose fewer working days due to the harm that they have caused their employees. Health and safety risk assessments should be available for all employees to view and comment upon when required. Health and safety is very much a two-way street where employers should welcome the thoughts and concerns of their valued staff. Staff who are performing manual duties every day frequently can come up with suggestions to alleviate any potential risks to their health and safety going forward.
If as an employee you feel your employer has failed to either act or that they have been negligent in their actions which could have reasonably been predicted to cause an accident then you can take legal action to get compensation. On the particular circumstances of your case for advice come to Michael Lewin.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 if you have suffered from a hand injury at work and would like advice about compensation.