A 51 year old man claimed compensation for his injuries sustained at work when a pallet fell off a forklift truck; Michael Lewin Solicitors accepted his accident claim in the UK on a no win no fee basis
Mr B from Northants was at work when an accident left him bruised and injured. He was struck by a falling pallet that had been stacked on a forklift truck. The accident was not caused by anything he had done and he was therefore entitled to make a claim for the painful injuries he sustained.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
Michael Lewin have dealt with a broad selection of accidents in a factory environment; the expert team of solicitors were able to give Mr B legal advice on seeking compensation for his injuries relating to his forklift truck accident and move forward with a claim in the UK on his behalf.
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.
Michael Lewin don?t ask for any payment up front as they recover their all of their costs from the third party. Their clients receive 100% of the compensation. Mr B was awarded ?2500.00 for his injuries. If you have been injured in a forklift truck accident and think you are entitled to make a claim for compensation in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302