Mrs E was the victim of an accident involving inadequate and fault equipment at work; Mrs E was awarded compensation thanks to the professional solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds.
Mrs E was 48 at the time of her accident. She was at work when she fell from a defective chair which had been provided by her employer and landed on the floor. Mrs E sustained bruising and soft tissue injuries as a result of her accident.
Mrs E’s employer should not have allowed a defective chair to be used by members of staff due to the hazard it presented as was shown by Mrs E. Sometimes unfortunately employers are unaware that something is a hazard until it actually causes an accident; but if employers carry out all the necessary and required risk assessments in the workplace they can spot and eliminate as many risks as possible.
Each employer should have a designated health and safety person in the workplace. This person will be responsible for meeting the health and safety requirements set by the law and for the safety of all the members of staff. If an employer is the owner of a small business they should take on the role of health and safety executive themselves as all employers have a duty of care towards their employees to keep them safe.
If however your employer ignores the faulty and defective equipment in the workplace and you are injured as a result you may be entitled to compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds will be able to offer you advice about your case.
All employers as stated by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 have a duty of care towards all their members of staff to keep them safe. This involves providing them with machinery that is in good working order providing them an environment that is free from hazards and is safe to work in and to provide them with all the necessary personal protective equipment needed to do their job without risk to their health.
If an employer neglects this duty and an employee sustains an injury as a result then they are liable for any injuries that an employee sustains.
No matter how minor or serious your injury is if it is the fault of a third party we can help you pursue compensation. If you have had to have time off work or you have incurred any other additional costs relating to your injury we can help you get reimbursed for these by the third party responsible for your accident.
So if you have been the victim of inadequate and faulty equipment in the workplace and you want to start your claim today call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.