Mr W used Michael Lewin’s expert solicitors after being injured in a forklift accident to make a claim for compensation in London.

Mr W 31 was at work when he was holding open the side curtains of a lorry trailer for the forklift driver to access the bed of the truck. The forklift driver drove over Mr W’s foot and crushed it.

Mr W’s accident resulted in painful crush injuries to his foot. Thanks to the help of Michael Lewin Solicitors Mr W was awarded compensation of £1084.00.

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 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.

If you have been injured in a forklift accident and wish to make a claim for compensation in London you need to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the incident. Don?t delay making your claim or it may be too late.

Many employers feel concerned that the entire onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible. Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns.

Section 7 states that employees must not endanger themselves or others by their acts or omissions. In addition they must co-operate with their employers as long as this co-operation does not lead to an increased risk to health and safety or is an illegal act so that the employer can comply with their statutory duties thereby making the responsibility for safety a joint effort between employer and employee.

Section 8 states that no person (i.e. not just employees) shall knowingly intentionally or recklessly misuse abuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety.

Michael Lewin Solicitors have a team of dedicated professionals that will strive to get you the compensation you deserve following your accident. Contact one of our friendly members of staff to see if you have a valid claim for compensation.

If you think you are entitled to compensation after a forklift accident at work and you want to start making your claim today call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302.

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