If you have been in an HGV lorry accident and want to make a compensation claim you need the expert legal help of Michael Lewin Solicitors in London. After suffering a horrendous traumatic accident at work Michael Lewin helped Mr W 52 claim compensation for his suffering.
Mr W from Colwyn Bay is an HGV driver. Whilst at work the tail lift release would not work on his trailer; it suddenly sprang back and collided with his hand. Mr W’s left finger was seriously injured. Mr W had to undergo surgery to fix his left index finger.
The surgery Mr W underwent failed and he had to undergo debridement of his left index finger. Debridement is the medical removal of infected dead or damaged tissues to help improve the healing process. Mr W lost part of his index finger but to make the situation worse Mr W’s wound got infected and he ended up with a secondary blood infection.
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.
If you have been involved in an HGV lorry accident you may have a valid compensation claim; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London will be able to assess your case and offer you expert guidance about pursuing compensation.
Mr W had been provided with a poorly maintained and defective trailer. As a result of this he lost part of his index finger and suffered a serious secondary blood infection. Mr W’s employer had neglected their safety responsibilities and this traumatic accident was the result.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
If you have been involved in an HGV lorry accident and you want to start your compensation claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302.