Mr H was awarded a massive £13500.00 in industrial accident compensation after he decided to make a claim in Manchester.
Mr H was at a residential property fitting windows for his employer when his accident happened. Mr h had not been provided with any ladders or cherry picker equipment in order for him to complete his work safely and without risk. Mr H was forced to lean against some railings in order for him to be able to do his job. The railings he was leaning on collapsed and Mr H fell two storeys onto the floor. The landing he had was very hard.
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.
Mr R was awarded industrial accident compensation in Manchester as the accident was not his fault and the injuries he sustained were so severe he had to have time off work to recover.
Mr R suffered breaks to his pelvis and elbow as well as soft tissue damage to his ankle wrist and forearm. It takes a minimum of six weeks for a bone to heal following a simple fracture or break; it takes longer for a complicated or compound fracture. This means that time has to be taken off work if you cannot carry out your job with a broken bone. It is against the law to drive with a pot on so even if you can physically do your job you may not be able to get there. Michael Lewin can help you make a claim to compensate for all the inconveniences you have suffered.
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.
? 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 employer’s 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.
To start your claim for industrial accident compensation in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.