Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr S from Redditch claim eye injury at work compensation in London after a nasty accident in the workplace.
Mr S 35 had been working inside a vehicle which was on a ramp. A colleague raised the ramp without telling Mr S whilst he was inside the vehicle. Mr S stepped backwards to get out of the vehicle and fell 10 feet to the ground.
As a result of this accident in the workplace Mr S suffered a broken wrist a black eye and concussion. Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr S settle his claim quickly and were with him every step of the way.
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.
If you think you are entitled to eye injury at work compensation and you need help to make a claim in London speak to one of our highly trained employer liability solicitors today.
Many employers feel concerned that the entire onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible. Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns.
Section 7 states that employees must not endanger themselves or others by their acts or omissions. In addition they must co-operate with their employers as long as this co-operation does not lead to an increased risk to health and safety or is an illegal act so that the employer can comply with their statutory duties thereby making the responsibility for safety a joint effort between employer and employee.
Section 8 states that no person (i.e. not just employees) shall knowingly intentionally or recklessly misuse abuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety. Machine safeguards clearly fall under this section. Not only will Michael Lewin claim compensation for any injuries we will also claim for any loss of earnings too; Michael Lewin Solicitors will make sure that you are not out of pocket after an accident at work.
If you need advice about making an eye injury at work compensation claim in London call Michael Lewin Solicitors on 0844 499 9302.