Mr P was awarded over £4000.00 in compensation after he suffered a facial injury at work; the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds were extremely happy with the result we were able to achieve on Mr P’s behalf.
Mr P was struck in the face when a light came out of its fitting. An injury into the face has the potential to cause much more serious injuries to the client than the actual injury to the face. We have taken on claims form clients who have also suffered serious psychological damage as a result of having a facial injury.
Harm is caused by either the action or sometimes the inaction of the employer. Some actions which could be considered harmful to employers could include an employer removing a safety guard for cutting equipment thus increasing the likelihood for an accident to occur. An inaction causing harm could be something as simple as an employer not replacing a mat by the entrance to the building and this causing a slip or trip. Another inaction which frequently occurs is employers not insisting that warning signs are in place when liquids are spilt on the floor.
If as an employee you feel that your employer has failed to either act or they have been negligent by an inaction which could reasonably have been predicted to cause an accident then you can take legal action to get compensation. Michael Lewin can provide detailed legal advice on the circumstances of your case.
If you have sustained a facial injury at work through no fault of your own rest assured that the solicitors from Michael Lewin in Leeds will do everything they can to secure you the compensation you deserve.
The knock on effects of a facial injury can last a life time. The face is one of the only areas of the body where it is difficult to conceal or hide a scar. The scar on someone’s face can cause them to lose confidence develop a complex or even worse develop serious depression. Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
If this has happened to you due to a facial injury you have sustained at work let the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds help you claim the compensation you deserve. Phone: 0844 499 9302 today.