Mr R was awarded £3500.00 in compensation after an eye injury at work;Mr R was able to make an eye injury at work claim thanks to the help of Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Mr R 20 from Liverpool was at work loading a metal sheet onto a folding plate. As Mr R was loading the metal sheet onto the folding plate it slipped out of his hands and hit him on the eye. Thanks to the combined experience of our team we were able to claim compensation on behalf of Mr R of £3500.00.
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.
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 concerns around health and safety.
A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.
If you need help making an eye injury at work claim in London seek advice from Michael Lewin’s team of employment liability experts. All our staff are friendly and helpful and will make your claim as stress free as possible.
Harm is caused by either the action or sometimes the inaction of the employer. Some actions which could be considered harmful to employers could include an employer removing a safety guard for cutting equipment thus increasing the likelihood for an accident to occur. An inaction causing harm could be something as simple as an employer not replacing a mat by the entrance to the building and this causing a slip or trip. Another inaction which frequently occurs is employers not insisting that warning signs are in place when liquids are spilt on the floor.
If as an employee you feel that your employer has failed to either act or they have been negligent by an inaction which could reasonably have been predicted to cause an accident then you can take legal action to get compensation. Michael Lewin can provide detailed legal advice on the circumstances of your case.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have a dedicated team of accident at work solicitors waiting to help you make the most of your claim for compensation. We promise to help you resolve any legal issues as quickly as possible.
If you need the help of one of our legal experts with making your eye injury at work claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302.