You can make an industrial accidents compensation claim if you have sustained a work-related injury through no fault of your own; the expert employer liability solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds have expert knowledge in the field of claiming compensation for accidents at work.

Miss P was awarded £3000.00 in compensation after she made the decision to utilise the ?no win no fee? services offered to her by Michael Lewin Solicitors in order for her to make a claim. Miss P sustained chemical burns from a leaking container in an accident at work. Chemical burns can be life threatening depending on the severity of the burn.

The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.

Chemical burns are quite a common injury in industrial accidents; you can make a compensation claim with the help of Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds if you have been in an accident that was not your fault.

Burns are graded by their severity. First degree burns only affect the first layer of skin and cause swelling and redness. Second degree burns affect the outer and under layer of skin and blisters are evident in these types of burns. Third degree burns are the worst and affect the deepest flesh and sometimes the internal organs. Some chemicals are capable of causing third degree burns especially alkali burns and this can cause organ failure.

Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.

It is important you seek industrial accidents compensation claim advice if you have been burned by chemicals at work; the solicitors in Michael Lewin in Leeds will be able to offer you advice over the phone. Call now on: 0844 499 9302.

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