Mr W from London contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors when he was injured at work in what could have been a fatal accident; Mr W was put seriously at risk whilst at work and he sought advice regarding compensation in the UK.
23 year old Mr W was digging near a live wire when he sustained an electric shock. Employers have a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and are liable for any accidents that occur when an employee is injured or put at risk through no fault of their own..
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
Michael Lewin have a highly qualified team of lawyers with the experience to deal sympathetically with all of their clients and who demonstrate particular sensitivity and confidentiality in the event of any fatal accident which involves a claim for compensation in the UK. Mr W was lucky that he was not fatally injured following his dangerous accident He received 100% of the compensation as Michael Lewin work on a no win no fee basis and recover their costs from the third party.
Don?t be apprehensive about making a claim following an accident in a public place. Owners of premises and properties that are regularly visited by the public are required under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 to take reasonable care to ensure their premises are safe. If this duty is being breached either by the negligence of the business or its members of staff then an accident could occur. If this has happened to you you should seek compensation if you have sustained any injuries as a result. The claim will be dealt with by the insurance company that has provided them with public liability cover; more often than not these claims are settled out of court and the compensation is paid quickly directly from the insurers.
There are advantages to making a claim for compensation. If you make a claim following an accident in a public place the place in question may then change its practices in order to prevent a similar accident occurring.
If you have been injured at work or are dealing with a bereavement due to a fatal accident call Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss compensation in the UK on 0113200 9720.