Miss S decided that after suffering her fingers injury at work she needed some advice about her claim so contacted the Michael Lewin office in Leeds.

Miss S had been working with a dummy waiter at her work when there was an accident that resulted in one of her fingers being crushed. The accident was very painful and could have been avoided with the correct health and safety that would go alongside the operation of a piece of equipment like a dummy waiter.

Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.

Section 3 of the health and safety at work act 1974 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.

Are you looking for some advice about fingers injury at work and would like to speak to someone about your claim? Contact the Michael Lewin team in Leeds now for more information and support.

Miss S suffered a terrible injury at work that could have been avoided but instead her accident resulted in her crushing one of her fingers badly. The finger was crushed by the dummy waiter which she was working with at the time of the accident.

Employers of any size of organisation or company has got to by law arrange for a plan which identifies and tries to ameliorate all identified risks. A health and safety policy must be in place in every workplace taking into account the aforementioned risks. This policy should mention all the provisions which that company makes to protect their employees? health and safety.

This policy should be available for all employees to view and comment on at all times. The provisions which are mentioned in the health and safety policy document should all be able to be seen by employees.

If as an employee you feel that your employer has failed to either act or they have been negligent by an inaction which could reasonably have been predicted to cause an accident then you can take legal action to get compensation. Michael Lewin can provide detailed legal advice on the circumstances of your case.

Do you need some advice about fingers injury at work and would like some support about a claim? If so call the Michael Lewin specialist solicitors about your claim now at the Leeds office on 0844 499 9302

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