Mr S was awarded compensation when he was injured in an industrial accident at work; Michael Lewin have are proficient in handling any case involving an industrial accident and will always pursue the maximum compensation for a claim in the UK for their client’s injuries.
Mr S is from the coastal town of Southport in Merseyside. He was 41 years old at the time the accident occurred. He slipped between the rollers on a factory conveyor belt at work.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
The accident was not his fault yet he lost time off work as well as suffering the injury; the team at Michael Lewin are experienced in claims for an industrial accident like Mr T’s and they will not ask the client for any money up front if they are not to blame but will move quickly with a compensation claim in the UK.
Employers have a duty to protect their staff against injuries by providing the necessary training and correct equipment. They have to accept liability for any accidents which occur if these basic safety measures are not taken.
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.
Mr D’s case was successful and he was awarded 100% of the compensation.
If you have been injured in an industrial accident and think you may be entitled to a compensation claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.