Mr S made an eye injury at work claim when he suffered an injury at the hands of one of his colleagues; our experts in Leeds were able to secure compensation on Mr S’s behalf with impressive speed.
Mr S was working inside a vehicle that was parked on a ramp. A colleague of Mr S’s raised the ramp without telling Mr S whilst he was still inside it. Mr S was not aware that the ramp had lifted and fell from height when he tried to exit the vehicle. Mr S fell 10ft to the ground. As a result of the fall Mr S sustained a broken wrist concussion and a black eye.
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 of the HSW Act 1974 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.
If you want to make an eye injury at work claim then you need to utilise the services available to you from the solicitors here at Michael Lewin in Leeds.
Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment.
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.
All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employers not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.
We will work on your behalf to make the process of claiming compensation as hassle free as possible. The only part of making a claim for compensation which you cannot do from the comfort of your own home is attending a medical. We will do our best though to arrange the medical so it is in the nearest town or city possible to your home.
To start your eye injury at work claim today call Michael Lewin in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.