Our client Mrs C suffered a nasty hand injury at work and she wanted compensation. Michael Lewin’s team of workplace accident solicitors were able to get her £2400.00.
Mrs C from Pinner was 25 years old when her accident in work occurred. She had been working on the conveyor belt in work when suddenly her hand was crushed by the belt.
The belt should have had a shield to prevent hands or other items entering the mechanics and our client felt that it was due to the unsafe system in work that she suffered soft tissue damage and bruising to her hand.
Our client came to Michael Lewin as the accident in work injuring her hand was not her fault.
Manual handling injuries occur in nearly all manual labour roles pre-existing injuries and having received no training will all increase the chances that an injury will occur. Work related injuries are very expensive for the employee in terms of their quality of life outside the workplace. Sometimes repetitive strain injuries or back injuries which are picked up in the workplace can prevent the employee from enjoying hobbies which they once loved. Sleep patterns can be disrupted due to the pain that the employee is suffering from an injury which was caused by something as simple as having an incorrectly aligned desk.
If you have suffered a hand injury at work and you think that you could be entitled to compensation call workplace accident lawyers at Michael Lewin for advice about your claim.
Claiming compensation does not have to be difficult; Michael Lewin appreciate that any claim is stressful for you and your loved ones and we fight to settle your case allowing you maximum compensation.
It is essential therefore that employers manage the risks to their employees. As an example you should not carry out any manual handling tasks; where manual handling is unavoidable then the risk should be minimised by using equipment such as trollies fork lift truck and other machinery such as conveyor belts to take goods over shorter distances. Wheeled trolleys like those used by delivery men and packing firms should be utilised. In all cases where lifting or pushing of objects is needed risk assessments should be carried out to cover the role which the employee undertakes by a person who is suitably qualified to do the job.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302if you have suffered from a hand injury at work and would like advice about compensation.