Mr S was awarded over £100.00 in compensation after seeking advice from Michael Lewin’s industrial accident specialists; Mr S’s compensation claim was a success thanks to the expert representation he received from Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Mr S was injured in an accident at work. Mr S was pushing a trolley when a trailer dropped. The trailer dropping caused the trolley that Mr S was pushing to fall on to him.
As a result of the trolley falling onto him Mr S received soft tissue injuries. Mr S’s employers were liable for the accident as the trailer should not have dropped. Steps or measures could have been taken to ensure the trailer was fir for use in the workplace.
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.
If you have been involved in an industrial accident and you want to make a compensation claim you need the help of someone you can trust; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London have built up a reputation over 10 years of having excellent customer service skills and of getting the best results possible for clients.
Your employer is legally obliged to provide you with a safe and secure working environment. The first step towards preventing a nasty accident is reporting faulty or defective equipment before it even gets used. If your employer has provided you with faulty equipment and you have been injured as a result you should seek legal advice immediately.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. 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.
Speak to our industrial accident compensation claim experts in London if you are thinking about taking your case further. Call Michael Lewin Solicitors today on: 0844 499 9302.