Mr R was awarded facial injury at work compensation following the claim he made in Manchester. Michael Lewin Solicitors settled his case as quickly and efficiently as we could as we aim to do this with all our cases.
Michael Lewin Solicitors has a very impressive track record of settlement speeds. We always aim to make the process of making a claim as quick and hassle free as possible for all our clients. Mr R had been cutting pallet straps at work when his injury occurred. The strapping that had been used on the pallets was the wrong kind; it was made of metal webbing instead of plastic. This meant that when Mr R cut the plastic it sprang back and caught him in the face.
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.
Mr R was awarded facial injury at work compensation as the accident was not his fault; when he decided to make a claim in Manchester the solicitors at Michael Lewin were more than happy to act on Mr R’s behalf.
Mr R suffered serious lacerations to his face due to the incorrect strapping on the pallets. His face was wounded very severely and has left scarring. If you have been the victim of defective equipment in the workplace and you sustained an injury that required medical attention you may have a valid case for making a claim. Don?t leave it too late to seek expert advice. There is a time limit involved in making a claim for compensation.
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.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. To start your claim for facial injury at work compensation in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.