Mr R was awarded £3500.00 in compensation for an eye injury he sustained at work; the experts from Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds were very pleased with the speed in which we were able to settle Mr R’s claim.
Mr was at work when his accident occurred. Mr R was lifting sheets of metal when one of them slipped out of his hands and hit him in the eye. Mr R was very lucky not to have lost his eyesight. Sometimes an eye injury can result in permanent damage to the eyesight. Occasionally an accident in the workplace involving the eyes can result in partial or total loss of the sight. Losing a sense is one of the most life affecting conditions that happen from an accident at work.
It makes complete business sense from an employer’s point of view to ensure that all manual handling regulations are systematically followed. If an employee is pushing pulling carrying supporting or moving any object using their own body strength this is classed as manual handling.
An employer should assess the dangers and reduce the risk of injury relating to any operation their employees are required to carry out which involves manual handling. If an employer fails to follow the correct procedures and is found guilty of negligence they can be liable for any injuries sustained by their employees.
If you want to make a claim for an eye injury at work you should seek legal advice; the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds have vast experience in the field of claiming compensation and can offer you expert advice about making a claim. Your employer has a duty to keep you safe in your place of work. If they have failed in their duty either by neglect or by direct ignorance of the health and safety laws then they are liable for the injury you have sustained. All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
To make you eye injury claim today call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.