Mrs S’s head injury at work compensation claim was successful after seeking the expert legal guidance of Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Mrs S from Southall was hit on the head by a box when it fell from its position. As a result of the box falling on Mrs S’s head she suffered shock and mild concussion.
Mrs S who is 40 years old was also subjected to prolonged suffering after her accident as she developed neck and shoulder pain. Thanks to the help Mrs S received from Michael Lewin Solicitors she was awarded compensation and her claim was settled quickly.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident. If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today. If you have suffered a head injury at work following an accident you may have a valid compensation claim; the experts here at Michael Lewin in London will be able to advise you about the best course of action to take.
In your place of work strict health and safety guidelines should be adhered to by your employer in order to keep you safe. In the event that your employer neglects their duties an accident could occur.
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 have had an accident that has resulted in a head injury at work speak to Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302. Do not delay in making your claim or it could be too late. Our friendly team are waiting to take your call.