Through no fault of his own Mr H suffered a hand and finger injury at work when he opened a window; he contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors who advised that they could help him make a claim in the UK on a no win no fee basis.
Mr H from Halifax was 27 years old when he was injured at work. He opened an office window which painfully slammed back down onto his hand. He was unaware that the window was defective and he suffered injuries to his fingers and his hand as a result of the impact.
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.
Solicitors at Michael Lewin provided Mr H with top legal advice regarding his hand and finger injury at work; they accepted his claim against his employer in the UK without asking for any money up front.
/> 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.
Employers are liable for any faulty equipment in the workplace which means they are ultimately responsible for any injuries sustained like Mr H’s. The employer is also liable for the legal fees so the clients don?t have to pay a penny to Michael Lewin.
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.
If you have suffered a hand or finger injury at work or any injury which wasn?t your fault and think you may be entitled to make a claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.