Mr S was injured at work after being provided with inadequate and faulty equipment; Mr S was awarded £2150.00 in compensation after seeking legal help from the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Mr S from Peterborough was at work carrying out his job spinning stillage. As he was doing so the equipment became stuck and Mr S was injured as a result.
The equipment Mr S had been using was found to be faulty; Mr S had been injured at work through no fault of his own.
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 suffered an injury as a result of inadequate and faulty equipment you may be entitled to compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors will assess your case to see if you have a valid claim.
All equipment that is used by employees should be regularly maintained and free from faults or damage. If an employer fails in their duty to provide safe equipment for staff members they are breaking health and safety laws. At every place of employment someone should be the designated health and safety co-ordinator whether it is the owner the manager or a responsible member of staff.
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.
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.
If you have been in an accident involving inadequate and faulty equipment Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation in London. Call us on 0844 499 9302 our friendly team of legal experts is waiting to make your claim.