Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to use their experience and expertise to get compensation for Mr W following an industrial accident at work; Mr W made a claim for his injury with the help of the expert team of solicitors in the UK.
Mr W from Warrington was in his fifties when he sustained an injury at work through no fault of his own. The accident occurred when a hoist disengaged dropping the gearbox that Mr W was holding at the time.
There are strict regulations in place regarding all lifting equipment whether it is being used in a shop factory or hospital. Failure to follow these regulations can lead to misuse and injury.
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.
Michael Lewin can confidently deal with any industrial accident claim; the team of solicitors will use their expertise to obtain the maximum compensation for their clients in the UK.
Employers are duty bound to ensure that all health and safety regulations are covered. That all staff are correctly trained to use the equipment and that all equipment and machinery is in good working order.
Mr W was awarded 100% of the compensation for his injury. 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 sustained an injury as a result of an industrial accident and would like to discuss a claim for compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.