You can make a head injury at work claim In Manchester if you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own. Mr R was involved in a potentially fatal accident at work; the solicitors at Michael Lewin were extremely pleased to be able to secure Mr R the compensation we felt he deserved.
Mr R was an employee in a supermarket at the time of his accident. He was working in the stockroom and had opened a cage of products that had been badly stacked. The contents of the cage fell out and struck Mr R on the head. Poor Mr R suffered a serious head injury that led to him having a stroke.
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.
If you have suffered a head injury and you want to claim compensation in Manchester you need the help of the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors.
Mr R suffered a stroke at the age of just 25 due to the contents of a cage at work being poorly stacked. Had adequate training been provided to all the employees at the supermarket about the dangers of incorrectly stacking cages Mr R’s accident may have been avoided.
Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.
All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employers not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.
If you have suffered a head injury at work and you are ready to start your claim in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.