Mr W was awarded over £1000.00 when he made a forklift truck accident claim after he was involved in an accident at work; the solicitors from Michael Lewin in Leeds were happy to act on Mr W’s behalf as he had genuinely been injured through no fault of his own.

Mr W was at work holding the side curtain of a wagon open for a forklift driver when his accident occurred. The forklift driver drove over Mr W’s foot as he was stood at the side of the wagon. As a result of this accident Mr W sustained painful crush injuries to his foot. Thankfully Mr W recovered from his accident quickly. Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to secure £1084.00 in compensation for Mr w for the injury he sustained to his foot.

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 HSW 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.

If you want to make a forklift truck accident claim and you want to claim compensation speak to a solicitor from Michael Lewin in Leeds. We take on any genuine claims.

Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.

An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.

All drivers of forklift trucks have to undergo a training course and qualify with a certificate of competence before they are allowed to drive a forklift truck for an employer. Employers should always ensure that their employees show an acceptable level of competence before allowing them to use forklift machinery unsupervised.

If you want to make a forklift truck accident claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds today on 0844 499 9302.

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