If you have had an accident at work involving a forklift and have suffered and injury as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors could help you claim compensation in London. After using Michael Lewin Solicitors to make a claim for compensation Mr P’s claim was quickly and efficiently.
Mr P from Bristol was at work loading goods into the back of a van. A forklift truck was parked on a nearby ramp; the forklift truck rolled down the ramp and into Mr W crushing his leg against the side of the van.
As a result of this accident Mr W 38 suffered crush injuries to his leg and also had a fractured foot. It was discovered that the forklift truck responsible for the injury was faulty.
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.
If you have suffered a forklift injury whether at work or in a public place and you think you are entitled to compensation you need the expert legal help of Michael Lewin Solicitors in London to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
All equipment in the workplace including forklift trucks must be checked regularly for any faults. Your employer is responsible for your safety and failing to maintain machinery correctly could cause an accident.
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.
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.
If you have suffered a forklift injury and you want to make a claim for compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302.