Mr H made an industrial accident claim using Michael Lewin Solicitors in London. Mr H was awarded over £3000.00 in compensation following his accident at work.
Mr H was working on a production line in a factory when he sustained his injury. The production line that Mr H was working on was defective. The faulty production line caused Mr H’s hand to become trapped between hot cake tins.
As a result of his accident at work that was not his fault Mr H sustained a crush injury to his hand. Thanks to the expert representation Mr H received for Michael Lewin Solicitors he was awarded £3400.00 in compensation.
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 been involved in an industrial accident and you think you have a valid claim speak to one of our experts in London and we will be able to assess your case.
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.
Mr H sustained an injury due to being supplied with defective equipment at work. His employer had failed in their duty to keep him safe from harm. All employers are legally obliged to follow health and safety guidelines to minimise the risk of an accident happening.
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 victim of an industrial accident and it wasn?t your fault we can help you make a claim; call Michael Lewin London on 0844 499 9302. and our friendly team will help you pursue the compensation you deserve.