You can make a claim if you have suffered a fingers injury at work in Manchester. The solicitors at Michael Lewin are experts in the field of claiming compensation for clients who have had an accident at work and we have specialised in many claims involving injuries to the fingers.
One of Michael Lewin’s specialist accident at work lawyers worked on behalf of Mr L after he suffered a nasty injury to his fingers whilst he was working. Mr L’s job involved cutting frozen meat in a factory. Mr L had not been provided with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to do his job without risking an injury. To add to the problem the air conditioning in the factory was not working and the meat was thawing making Mr L’s job extremely hazardous.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
Mr L was able to make a successful claim for the fingers injury he sustained at work; you can make a claim in Manchester if you have been injured through no fault of your own.
The meat that Mr L was cutting was thawing due to the defective air conditioning so when he was cutting it the meat jammed on the blade and caused Mr L’s hand to be dragged into the blade. Had Mr L been provided with the correct gloves by his employer his hands may not have sustained such serious lacerations to the fingers.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
If you want to claim compensation for a fingers injury you have sustained at work in Manchester the solicitors at Michael Lewin are more than happy to discuss your case over the phone. Call today on: 0844 499 9302.