Mrs K was awarded over £2000.00 in inadequate and faulty equipment compensation after she made a claim in Manchester.
Mrs K had been provided with defective baking tins in the kitchen where she was an employee. Hot water gathered on the lids of these defective tins whilst they were in the oven so when they were removed the water spilled off and splashed all over Mrs K’s foot. Boiling water causes very painful scald injuries and if it is not cooled down in time can cause blistering and scarring.
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.
Mrs K was awarded a total of £2250.00 in inadequate and faulty equipment compensation after she made her claim in Manchester.
The accident at work solicitors who worked on Mrs K’s behalf hope that the compensation she was awarded helps her to deal with the fact that she has been left with a permanent cosmetic scar on her foot. Burns and scalds are graded into three categories of severity. First degree burns are on the outer layer of skin and rarely cause scarring. Second degree burns and scalds affect the outer and inner layers of skin cause blistering and quite often scarring will occur. Third degree burns are so deep that the internal tissues and organs are affected; scarring is always present in third degree burns.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
If you have been a victim of inadequate and faulty equipment and you want to make a compensation claim in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Manchester on 0844 499 9302.