Mrs P from Bishop Aukland was 78 when she suffered ahand injury in a public place; Michael Lewin can help regardless of whether you injure yourself at work or in a public place. Mrs P was awarded compensation of £1500.00.

Mrs P had been out on a shopping trip. She had been in the shoe department of a large store when suddenly the shelving unit above her collapsed and fell on her hand.

Her hand suffered soft tissue damage and bruising and she struggled to be independent for the few days it took to heal due to her age.

Sections 3 and 4 of the health and safety act 1974 deal with these issues

(3)Except in such cases as may be prescribed it shall be the duty of every employer to prepare and as often as may be appropriate revise a written statement of his general policy with respect to the health and safety at work of his employees and the organisation and arrangements for the time being in force for carrying out that policy and to bring the statement and any revision of it to the notice of all of his employees.

(4)Regulations made by the Secretary of State may provide for the appointment in prescribed cases by recognised trade unions (within the meaning of the regulations) of safety representatives from amongst the employees and those representatives shall represent the employees in consultations with the employers under subsection (6) below and shall have such other functions as may be prescribed.

If you have suffered from an accident which caused a hand injury at work or in a public place and you would like help with making a claim for compensation come to our caring staff at Michael Lewin.

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.

Michael Lewin have a team ofhighly experienced dedicated staff who are on hand to take your call. With our years of experience in dealing with claims come to the experts at Michael Lewin.

If Michael Lewin can help you after you have sustained a hand injury at work or in a public place;call the experts in employment law on 0844 499 9302 to start your compensation claim today.

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