Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you make an HGV accident compensation claim in Manchester if you have been involved in an accident involving a lorry that was no fault of your own.
Mr M was awarded a four figure sum in compensation after he was involved in an accident with an HGV. The lorry that Mr M had been provided with by his employers had a defective tail lift. The tail lift is the part of the lorry that moves up and down so it is level with the lorry bed and level with the floor. If is used to move goods from the lorry to the ground safely.
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.
You can make an HGV accident compensation claim in Manchester if you sustained an injury which required medical attention due to the fault of a third party.
Mr M sustained injuries to his back and neck due to the tail lift on his lorry being defective. Employers have a duty to protect their employees. One way in which they are required to do this is to provide their employees with equipment that is in working order and is safe to use. If your employer has neglected to provide you with safe equipment and you have been injured you may be entitled to make a claim.
Your employer has got to provide you with a safe and secure working environment. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe in the workplace. The Health and Safety Act of 1974 is the primary piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety issues in the UK. It states your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. A health and safety executive should be appointment within the business to oversee and manage all health and safety matters. Any safety issues should be reported immediately to the health and safety executive.
To start an HGV accident compensation claim in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.