Mr L from Pontefract was awarded £1500.00 in compensation after a nasty accident with a knife at work; Mr L made a hand injury at work claim and Michael Lewin’s expert London legal team were able to get him the compensation he deserved.
Mr L 27 had been cutting frozen meat in a factory. Unfortunately Mr L had not been provided with the correct gloves and the meat was thawing because the air conditioning was not working properly; the meat jammed on the blade dragging the clients hand onto the blade. A combination of incorrect personal protective equipment and an unsafe atmosphere for working in resulted in Mr L suffering lacerations to his hands.
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.
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 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.
Do you need advice about making a hand injury at work claim in London? Or have you had an accident that was not your fault? If so speak to one of Michael Lewin’s dedicated accident at work lawyers.
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.
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.
Our friendly and reliable team of solicitors are here to help you get what you deserve if you have suffered unnecessarily because your employer has neglected their duty of care.
If you want to pursue a hand injury at work claim in London call Michael Lewin’s team of solicitors on 0844 499 9302.