Mr C sufferedan injury which was sustained at work; he came to industrial accident at work experts at Michael Lewin for help to make a compensation claim.
Mr C from Coventry was 37 when he was the victim of an industrial accident. He had been given a heavy object to move at work. When he tried to move it the strain proved too great and he injured himself.
Back injuries can take an extremely long time to heal properly. Lifting heavy objects when you have not been trained to safely lift objects is a recipe for disaster which we frequently encounter here at Michael Lewin.
As he was in no way to blame for his accident he felt that he should be able to make a claim for the injuries he suffered. Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
If you have suffered from a hand injury at work which was not your fault you can call expert faulty equipment accident lawyers at Michael Lewin to start your compensation claim.
Our solicitors will guide you through the compensation you are able to claim for; anything from having to take days off work to mileage needed to attend hospital check-ups after an accident are all able to be counted in your compensation claim.
The health and safety act 1974 has been in force for many years as such Michael Lewin areof the opinion that employers should be aware of their legal obligations. Lack of knowledge about the health and safety act 1974 is not considered a viable defence. There are many websites you can help both employers and employees to find the requirements that are workplace must attain in order for it to be legally compliant.
Call Michael Lewin on:0844 499 9302. to start your industrial accident at work compensation claim with our highly trained staff