A man in his twenties from County Durham was awarded compensation following an industrial accident claim handled by the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK.

Mr R from Spennymoor in County Durham contacted solicitors at Michael Lewin after he was injured at work because he had been given the wrong instructions. He was 21 years old at the time he had his accident. He cut his leg when he was cutting a pipe incorrectly.

Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required especially for trainees.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment.
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.
All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employers not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.

This is just another example of an industrial accident that could have been prevented; Michael Lewin have dealt with a variety of employer liability cases and Mr R’s claim was a prime example in the UK of employer negligence.

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.

Michael Lewin will accept employer negligence claims without asking their client for any payment up front as they will recover their legal costs from the third party.
Mr R was in the hands of professionals who understand the emotional and financial implications of an accident at work and strive to ease the burden for their clients.
If you need legal advice regarding an industrial accident claim and would like to talk to solicitors in the UK call Michael Lewin on:0844 499 9302.

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