Mr J was 44 years old when he got rust in his eye following an accident at work; his case was handled on a no win no fee basis by Michael Lewin Solicitors who can deal with a claim for an eye injury at work or any genuine injury claim if the client is not at fault and is entitled to compensation in the UK.
Mr J from Bradford in West Yorkshire was injured at work when rust from an air gun got into his eyes causing him pain and discomfort. If equipment is faulty or not used correctly the consequences can be very serious.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.
Michael Lewin ensure that all claims are dealt with as quickly as possible and have a wealth of experience in claims for an eye injury at work or basically any injury where the client is not at fault and wishes to claim compensation in the UK. Employers have a duty to ensure that all equipment is in good working order and that all employees have been trained to use the equipment correctly.
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.
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.
If you think you may be entitled to compensation for an eye injury at work face injury or any injury at work and want to discuss your claim for compensation with a solicitor in the UK don?t hesitate to call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302