Our client Mr C of Barton-on-Humber suffered a severe head injury at work; he was awarded a settlement figure of £6500.00.
Mr C was in work when some reels of polythene crashed into his head. The reels had been incorrectly stacked so they were more likely to cause an accident.
Our client was knocked to the floor by the weight of the polythene reels and his head had taken much of the impact of the unstable reels crashing into him. He suffered aches and pains in many areas of his body but his head injury was the most serious. His head sustained localised swelling and caused him pain for several days.
Compensation can be awarded if you have not caused the accident which has caused you to be injured. This compensation can be for petrol costs to and from the hospital if you need to attend visits due to your injuries it can also cover any losses which you may have incurred from your wages after being placed on sick pay for example
Our client felt that the reels should have been stacked properly and that systems should be in place in work to prevent silly mistakes like that occurring.
If you have suffered a needless head injury and you think that you could be entitled to compensation call workplace accident lawyers at Michael Lewin for advice about your claim.
As he was in no way to blame for his accident he felt that he should be able to make a claim for the injuries he suffered. 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.
Michael Lewin ensures that claiming for compensation is as simple as they can make the process.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302if you have suffered from a head injury at work and would like advice about compensation.