Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr G claim for a facial injury at work when he was hit in the face by a metal buckle on a loose restraining strap; the accident was not his fault and his claim for compensation in the UK was handled on a no win no fee basis.
Mr G from Manchester was 26 years old when he suffered injuries to his face during an accident at work.
Accidents like Mr G’s can cause nasty cuts and abrasions which can be particularly dangerous on the victims face if the eyes are exposed. 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.
Mr G was not at fault and did not cause the facial injury he suffered at work; Michael Lewin will recover any costs from the third party in a genuine non-fault accident claim in the UK so they were able to help Mr G without asking him for any payment.
Part of the health and safety at work act 1974 states:
(1)It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health safety and welfare at work of all his employees.
(2)Without prejudice to the generality of an employer’s duty under the preceding subsection the matters to which that duty extends include in particular?
(a) The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are so far as is reasonably practicable safe and without risks to health;
(b)arrangements for ensuring so far as is reasonably practicable safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use handling storage and transport of articles and substances;
(c)the provision of such information instruction training and supervision as is necessary to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety at work of his employees;
(d)so far as is reasonably practicable as regards any place of work under the employer’s control the maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks;
(e) The provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is so far as is reasonably practicable safe without risks to health and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment for their employees which means a regular assessment of all potential hazards and essential training for all staff who are handling any machinery or equipment.
If you have suffered a facial injury at work and think you may be entitled to claim compensation in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.