Mr T was awarded £6000.00 in forklift truck accident compensation after he was injured at work; the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds were extremely satisfied with the result they were able to achieve on behalf of Mr T.
Mr T was reversed into by a colleague whilst he was at work. The colleague that caused the injury was driving a forklift truck. When Mr T was reversed into Mr T sustained some very painful injuries through no fault of his own.
Employers should always make sure that all machine or plant operators show an acceptable degree of competency when they are operating machinery in the workplace.
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.
You should seek legal advice if you are planning on making a claim for forklift truck accident compensation; the experts at Michael Lewin in Leeds have dealt with numerous claims for compensation involving forklift trucks.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
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.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
The amount of compensation you are awarded depends on many of the factors surrounding your accident. For example the longer you have had to spend off work rehabilitation the higher your compensation amount will be because the earnings you have lost will be claimed back and added to your final amount.
To start your claim for forklift truck accident compensation call the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.