If you have suffered a head injury at work you could be entitled to compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London helped Mrs N claim over £2500 in compensation.
Mrs N from Manchester was at work when her accident occurred. Mrs N had entered the stockroom to get some supplies when some ladders which had been placed incorrectly behind the door fell onto her head.As a result of the ladders falling onto her head Mrs N suffered a head injury concussion and neck pain. Mrs N’s employer should have had a designated health and safety person to oversee that items such as the ladders were in the correct place. Had everyone been notified and trained by the health and safety person the ladders would not have been left out.Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
If you think you have a valid claim for head injury at work compensation you should speak to one of our expert solicitors in London immediately; there is a time limit for claiming compensation after an accident at work.
If your employer has neglected their duty to provide appropriate training for all staff or appropriate safety wear and an accident has occurred you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. Mrs N was awarded a total of £2700.00 in compensation following her accident.
Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.
Your employer should have a valid and up to date certificate of employer’s liability insurance. On this certificate the minimum lever of cover and the companies covered by the policy should be stated clearly. Just because your employer has a certificate of employer’s liability insurance does not mean that they have the right to ignore health and safety guidelines or make employees use faulty of defective equipment.
To claim head injury at work compensation speak to one of our London solicitors today. Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302.