Mr R was awarded £3000.00 in hand injury compensation following his accident in Manchester. The solicitors at Michael Lewin worked hard to settle Mr R’s claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.

You may be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident at work. In order to make a claim for compensation you have to have sustained an injury that was serious enough to require medical attention and you have to have been injured through no fault of your own. Mr R met the criteria for making a claim for compensation and we were satisfied that his case was genuine.

Your employer has a duty of care to:

? Prevent any risks to your health.

? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.

? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.

? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.

? Provide adequate first aid facilities.

? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.

? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.

? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.

Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.

You should seek legal advice if you are thinking about making a hand injury at work claim in Manchester.

Mr R was holding a panel with one hand and drilling through it with the other when his accident occurred. Mr R drilled straight through the panel and into his finger. Mr R may not have been subjected to such an accident had his employers provided him with the appropriate equipment to do his job. Thankfully M R made the right decision and decided to consult the solicitors at Michael Lewin about making a claim for compensation. We advised Mr R that he had a good case and he decided to pursue compensation.

Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.

If you want to make a claim for hand injury compensation in Manchester call Michael Lewin’s team of expert accident at work solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.

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