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Mr A 47 suffered multiple injuries in a serious accident at work involving a forklift truck. Mr A was unplugging the charger cable on a forklift truck. The seat was defective and collapsed onto Mr A’s head.
As a result of this defective seat Mr A was knocked unconscious. Afterwards Mr A suffered a concussion injury and neck pain. Mr A was also suffering from shock following the incident.
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.
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.
If you have been injured by a forklift truck you need to speak to the accidents claims specialists here in London. Michael Lewin Solicitors are here for you following any accident or trauma at work or in a public place.
Mr A’s accident would never have happened had it not been for the faulty seat on the forklift. Mr A’s employer had a duty to make sure all equipment was in serviceable order to ensure that all workers were safe. As a result of this duty being neglected Mr A suffered head and neck injuries.
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.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. 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.
Michael Lewin can help you if you have been injured by a forklift truck; our accidents claims specialists here in London are waiting to help you. Call now on 0844 499 9302.