Mr S from Huddersfield was injured after being provided with inadequate and faulty equipment at work; Mr S decided to pursue a claim for compensation and thanks to the legal experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors in London Mr S was awarded £1500.00..
Mr S was provided with ladders as part of his job. The ladders he had been provided with were faulty. Mr S climbed the ladders which then collapsed causing him to fall to the ground.
As a result of having an accident at work caused by the provision of faulty and defective equipment Mr S sustained cartilage damage to his knee. Thankfully Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to pursue a claim for compensation on Mr S’s behalf and he was awarded £1500.00.
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 had an accident at work caused by inadequate and faulty equipment Michael Lewin Solicitors will be able to make a claim on your behalf in London.
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. All employers should follow the Health and Safety standards set by the government. These laws are put in place to protect staff from unnecessary accidents in the workplace. Mr S’s employer’s failure to provide him with safe and serviceable equipment is the reason he now has a damaged knee.
1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?
If you have been involved in an accident as a result of being provided with inadequate and faulty equipment you may be entitled to make a claim; call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today and we will assess your case. Phone: 0844 499 9302.