Mr P was awarded forklift truck accidents compensation after he was injured in an accident at work; the expert claims solicitors from Michael Lewin in Leeds were very happy with the speed in which we were able to settle Mr P’s claim.
The solicitors at Michael Lewin will always strive to do their best on your behalf. To do this we aim to get your claims settled as quickly as possible. We also explain the whole claiming process in a way that is easy to understand and we keep you up to date with every development that is made on your case when it happens. Our customer service skills come highly recommended and we have had thousands of satisfied clients over the years.
Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment.
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.
All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employer’s not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.
Forklift truck accidents happen frequently if you have been injured in one through no fault of your own you should seek claims advice from a solicitor at Michael Lewin in Leeds.
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.
Mr P made a claim for compensation when a colleague drove over his foot with a forklift truck. In the accident Mr P sustained soft tissue damage to his foot and ankle. The soft tissues in the body are fibres like ligaments muscle cartilage and tendons.
Many employers feel concerned that the entire onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible. Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns.
If you want forklift truck accidents from one of our claims experts call our Leeds office today on: 0844 499 9302.