Michael Lewin’s team of experts helped Mr P pursue his HGV lorry accident compensation claim; the solicitors in Leeds worked on Mr P’s behalf to settle his compensation claim quickly and with the minimum amount of hassle.
Mr P from Newton Le Willow was 52 at the time his accident occurred. His accident happened as a result of his employer failing to provide him with the appropriate equipment to do his job. Mr P was working on the back of his lorry as he was securing his load he fell from the back of the lorry. No steps had been provided to help Mr P carry out the task of securing his load. His employer was negligible which resulted in Mr P pursuing a successful claim for compensation.
Most quarries now have a gantry in situ and no wagon drivers are allowed to secure their loads without using the gantry. Quite often quarries will fine lorry companies whose drivers secure their loads without making use of the gantry they have provided. A gantry is a long platform that can be accessed by a set of safe steps. The gantry is designed to provide a platform that lorry drivers can walk along so they have easy access to secure their sheets on top of the wagon. This health and safety measure has been put in place specifically to prevent accidents similar to Mr P’s from happening.
Sometimes individual lorry companies will provide harnesses to their drivers to wear when they are working at height. This health and safety measure has helped to reduce the number of accidents that are related to people falling off Lorries. Unfortunately though some lorry companies do not take the health and safety of their staff seriously and fail to provide them with any safety equipment.
If you have been involved in an HGV Lorry accident and you were injured through no fault of your own you should seek legal advice about making a compensation claim; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds ill quickly be able to assess your case over the phone and tell you whether or not you have a valid case for claiming compensation.
The HGV industry is a notoriously hazardous area to work in. Lorries are large and dangerous vehicles and a multitude of hazards are apparent when working around them. The cabs are high up and pose a great risk of falling if the correct steps have not been provided. The bodies of the wagons are also at height and there is a risk of a serious injury occurring if someone falls off. Then there is the hazard of the actual loads themselves that are carried in the wagons. If a forklift driver has not stacked a load correctly inside the body of the lorry then upon opening the doors a lorry driver may find himself crushed under a heavy palette of goods.
If you want to proceed with an HGV Lorry accident compensation claim in Leeds call Michael Lewin Solicitors on 0844 499 9302.