Mrs T was awarded forklift truck accidents compensation after she was injured through no fault of her own whilst at work; the solicitors from Michael Lewin in Leeds were pleased to be able to settle the claim quickly for Mrs T.
Mrs T from Nottingham was walking through the workshop at work when she was struck from behind by a forklift truck. The driver of the truck was the one responsible for the accident; Mrs T was not at fault. As a result of the injury Mrs T sustained in the accident she suffered from Achilles tendonitis. Mrs T was in a lot of pain.
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. T decided to seek forklift truck accidents compensation and came to Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds for advice. The solicitors at Michael Lewin worked diligently on behalf of Mrs T to secure her the compensation she deserved. We believe that anyone who has sustained an injury that required medical attention through the fault of a third party is entitled to make a claim for the compensation they deserve. We will work hard to settle a case for anyone who has a genuine claim.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
To find out if you are entitled to claim forklift truck accidents compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.