When 21 year old Mr D hurt his back at work he asked the expert team at Michael Lewin for professional legal advice regarding industrial accidents and if he could make a compensation claim with the help of solicitors in the UK.

Mr D from Leicester needed assistance with a claim against his employer when he suffered an accident at work that wasn?t his fault. Michael Lewin accept all genuine claims on a no win no fee basis.

Mr D’s back was injured when he revered on to a raised ramp.

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.

Mr D’s accident is a prime example of how injuries can occur if machinery or vehicles are not used safely and how easily industrial accidents can occur; a compensation claim for Mr D was settled by Michael Lewin’s team of solicitors on a no win no fee basis.

Driving any kind of industrial vehicle involves all kinds of hazards and any physical barriers such as a raised ramp generally increases the risk of injury. An employer is ultimately responsible for the safety of his staff and ensuring that all health and safety procedures are adhered to.

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.

It was proved that Mr F was not at fault for the accident that caused his injury and he received 100% of the compensation when his claim was settled.

If you need legal advice regarding industrial accidents and think you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.

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