Mr M from Bradford was awarded £3000.00 in fingers injury at work compensation thanks to Michael Lewin’s dedicated team of lawyers in London.
Mr M 22 from Bradford was awarded compensation after his employer had failed to provide him with the correct work equipment. Wearing the incorrect equipment Mr M was forcing a rod into the ground; the rod shot up and lacerated his finger.
Unfortunately for Mr M the injury was so severe he was required to have surgery to repair his hand. Had Mr M been provided with the correct personal protective equipment his accident may not have been quite so severe.
Section 9 of the HSW Act requires the employer to provide free of charge personal protective equipment or any other items for the safety of employees where it is required by law.
In summary although there is a great deal of legislation around pertaining to the legal responsibilities for employers to follow the general health and safety act of 1974 gives the basic minimum requirements and any supplementary advice will be available about more specific areas if required if heavy machinery is a requirement in the workplace. Compliance with these regulations should always be regarded as the barest minimum requirement which is expected from every employer by the courts if action was ever to be taken by an employee.
1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?
If you think you have had a fingers injury at work that would entitle you to compensation you need to seek legal advice immediately from Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Your employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe environment to work in. It is up to your employer to make sure the equipment you are using is safe whether it is safety wear equipment or machinery.
A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect.
This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.
If you need to make a fingers injury at work compensation claim in London call Michael Lewin’s team of dedicated experts on 0844 499 9302.