Mr S suffered a serious hand injury at work; following his accident he approached Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds and enquired about pursuing a case for compensation on his behalf.
Michael Lewin Solicitors assessed his case and decided Mr S had a valid claim. We then wrote a letter to Mr S’s employers stating our intentions to make a claim for compensation. Mr S had been working when he suffered a severe laceration to his hand caused by a broken glass tube. Mr S’s employers were found to be liable for his accident as they should not have provided him with faulty and defective equipment.
The Health and safety at work act of 1974 clearly states that employees should be provided with equipment in the workplace that is fit for use. Employers should also regularly check and maintain any equipment in an effort to protect their employees and prevent unnecessary accidents in the workplace form happening.
If your employers have failed in their duty to protect you from harm either in the work place or on-site where you are working for your employer then you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries you have sustained as a result of their negligence.
If you have suffered a hand injury at work Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds will be able to help you pursue a case for compensation if the accident was not your fault.
Numerous claims for hand injuries in the workplace are made every year; a lot of which are due to faulty or defective equipment being provided by an employer which has led to an accident involving a member of staff. Some workplace accidents that involve injuries to the hand are caused by employers failing to provide the correct personal protective equipment. For example an abattoir worker that is in contact with dangerously sharp blades should be provided with an appropriate standard of safety glove; employers that take health and safety seriously will provide abattoir employees with safety gloves that have metal chain link internally to protect them from catting or lacerating their hands.
Quite a few work injuries to the hands are sustained by broken machinery that has bits sticking out of it that shouldn?t be thee. Some companies even move the protective guards off machinery such as angle grinders; if the disc of an angle grinder shatters while it is being used the protective guard is there to protect the users hands and deflect the fragments of the blade. If the guard has been removed the force of the blade shattering can cut fingers off.
Ideally if you think your health or safety is at risk in the workplace you should report it to a designated health and safety person before an accident occurs. Sometimes unfortunately an accident in the workplace happens that could not have been predicted.
If you have suffered a hand injury at work and you want to make a claim for compensation Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds will be happy to discuss your case with you over the phone. Call us today on 0844 499 9302.