Mr M suffered a horrific facial injury at work through no fault of his own; the solicitors at Michael Lewin helped Mr M to make a claim for compensation in Manchester.

Mr M was working with a colleague at the time of his accident. Mr M’s colleague threw a reel of metal cable into the air and it hit Mr M in the face. Mr M suffered damage to his teeth along with knocking a few teeth out and he also suffered severe lacerations to his lips. Mr M was not at fault for the accident; his colleague was responsible for the injuries he sustained. Had Mr M’s colleague abided by the health and safety guidelines Mr M may not have sustained an injury.

Your employer has got to provide you with a safe and secure working environment. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe in the workplace. The Health and Safety Act of 1974 is the primary piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety issues in the UK. It states your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. A health and safety executive should be appointment within the business to oversee and manage all health and safety matters. Any safety issues should be reported immediately to the health and safety executive.

Luckily the solicitors from Michael Lewin were able to secure compensation for the facial injury Mr M sustained at work in Manchester. Facial injuries can have lifelong consequences; some people who have suffered permanent scarring to the face develop psychological illnesses as a result of the scarring to their face. Depression is very common amongst people who have had permanent scarring to their face as the face is one of the places on the body where unsightly scars are difficult to hide. Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you claim compensation for any additional suffering you have had to endure as well as compensation for your physical injuries.

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 start a claim for a facial injury you have sustained at work in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors on 0844 499 9302.

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