Mr B decided to make a hand injury at work claim after he was involved in a workplace accident; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds have a dedicated team of employer liability specialists who worked on Mr B’s behalf in order to secure him the compensation he deserved.
The term employer liability means that your employer has been or could be held responsible for anything that happens in the workplace. If you make a claim for compensation and your employer has been found to be liable for the accident it means that they had not taken the necessary steps to ensure your safety. If you have been injured in an accident at work and it was not your fault you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation like Mr B.
Mr B from Chesterfield made a claim for compensation following the accident he had at work in which he injured his hand. Some boxes fell from a trolley and landed on Mr B’s hand. As a result of the boxes falling from the trolley onto Mr B’s hand he sustained a serious injury. Mr B’s employers were liable for the accident as preventative measures should have been put in place to stop the boxes from falling. The appropriate training should also have been given to the staff; company employees should have been trained not to leave such hazards in the workplace.
Many accidents in the workplace stem as a result of falling objects. If employers followed a strict health and safety code regarding secure loads and made sure that all staff followed the code for securing loads then the number of accidents in the workplace caused by falling objects could be significantly reduced.
If you have suffered a hand injury at work and you are thinking about making a claim you should seek advice from one of Michael Lewin’s expert employer liability solicitors in Leeds.
You can claim compensation even if you did not suffer visible injury directly at the time of the accident. Some sprains strains and soft tissue damage can take a couple of days following an accident to become apparent. You should always report any accidents in the workplace to the appropriate person and it is recommended that you seek medical attention as soon as you can even if you have no apparent injuries.
Your employer should have an accident book in which you should make a record of your accident. This can help to improve health and safety procedures if similar accidents keep recurring as well as providing evidence of your accident.
You should start making a claim for compensation as soon as you feel able to following your accident. Leaving it too long to proceed with a claim could mean your case becomes invalid. There are strict time limits involved in making any claim for compensation; the time limits vary depending on the type of compensation claim you are making.
If you think you have a valid hand injury at work claim and you want to stat pursuing your case for compensation today call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.