Mr R contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors when he was injured at work by a forklift truck; the team of solicitors are highly qualified to deal with forklift truck accidents claims in the UK and accepted his case on a no win no fee basis.

It was shortly after Christmas when Mr R sustained painful injuries at work when he was struck by a forklift truck. He was 46 years old at the time of the accident.

Michael Lewin were supportive of his claim for compensation for his injuries and didn?t ask him to pay any money up front as they recover their legal costs from the third party.

Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.

Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.

Unfortunately a factory environment offers plenty of potential hazards and forklift truck accidents are widespread resulting in many claims against employers in the UK.

Michael Lewin have a vast experience of claims similar to Mr B’s and they worked hard to negotiate the maximum compensation on his behalf. Mr B received 100% of the compensation for his injuries.

Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.

Your employer should have a valid and up to date certificate of employer’s liability insurance. On this certificate the minimum lever of cover and the companies covered by the policy should be stated clearly. Just because your employer has a certificate of employer’s liability insurance does not mean that they have the right to ignore health and safety guidelines or make employees use faulty of defective equipment; the safety of all employees should always be first and foremost. Some employees may have received a copy of the certificate electronically; sine 2008 this method of displaying the certificate has been acceptable.

Michael Lewin have an expert team of solicitors on hand to help people who have been injured in forklift truck accidents or any accidents at work which is not the fault of the injured party if you need to discuss claims for compensation call Michael Lewin in the UK on: 0844 499 9302

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