Michael Lewin Solicitors were successful in their bid to claim compensation for Mr R after he suffered a horrific facial injury at work; our accident at work specialist legal team in London acted on behalf of Mr R from South Shields.
Mr R was at work cutting pallet straps when his accident occurred. Metal strapping had been used on the pallets when it wasn?t supposed to have been. When Mr R cut one of the pallet straps it sprung back and Mr R received an injury to his face.
The accident with the wrong pallet strap resulted in Mr R having severe lacerations to his face. The injury was so severe Mr R had to undergo surgery to minimise the risk of more serious facial scarring.
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.
If you have received a facial injury at work and you wish to make a claim in London we can help you. Michael Lewin Solicitors are sympathetic and professional; we understand how much a facial injury can affect your self-esteem so we will strive to get you the compensation you deserve.
Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.
Section 3 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.
Mr R’s employer failed in their duty to keep him safe. Had the correct strapping been used for the pallets Mr may not have sustained such a horrific injury to his face. Hopefully the compensation Michael Lewin Solicitors claimed for Mr R has gone some way towards helping him come to terms with the accident.
If you have suffered a facial injury at work we understand how much it can affect your life; let Michael Lewin Solicitors? in London help you deal with the accident and pursue the compensation you deserve. Call 0844 499 9302 today.