Michael Lewin solicitor’s top legal factory accidents compensation professionals in London helped Mrs D claim compensation after a horrific accident at work where she nearly lost her hand.
Mrs D was 50 when she suffered terrible injuries to her hand in an accident at work that was not her fault. Mrs D from Stafford was working in a factory using a lidding machine. The machine was defective and while she was carrying out her work the machine crushed her hand.
Mrs D suffered a compound fracture to her thumb and severe lacerations to her hand. These injuries were sustained as a result of the accident with the faulty machine. These were not the only effects of the accident. Mrs D was also subjected to prolonged suffering as the fracture and the lacerations caused reduced sensation movement and grip in her hand.
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. Michael Lewin’s factory accidents compensation specialists in London were able to pursue compensation for Mrs D and Mrs D was awarded the compensation she deserved.
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.
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. If you have been involved in an accident at work or in a public place you should seek legal advice immediately if the accident was not your fault. There is a time limit on making a claim for compensation so don?t delay or you could miss out on the chance to make a claim.
To speak to one of our employment law specialists about factory accidents compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.