You can make a hand injury at work claim in Manchester if you have sustained an injury to your hand that was the fault of your employer.
If your employer has failed to provide you with the appropriate equipment or they have neglected to keep the workplace safe then you are entitled to make a claim if you have sustained an injury at work. Miss L was injured at work at the age of 58 years old. Mrs L walked into the chilled area of the warehouse at work and slipped on produce that had been spilled on the floor.
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.
Mrs L was able to make a hand injury at work claim in Manchester as her employers had failed in their duty to keep the workplace safe. Mrs L’s employers should have ensured that procedures were put in place to identify and eliminate hazards such as spilled food on the floor. The person in charge of health and safety should have identified that this was a potential risk in the workplace and trained employees to spot and eradicate such hazards. Mrs L was awarded 33890.00 in compensation for the injuries she sustained to he hands and knees.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
If you want to make a hand injury at work claim in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.