Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to use their experience and expertise to help Mr H get over ?4000.00 in compensation when he had an accident at work: there are so many different types of industrial accidents that can occur but the common factor is negligence which is where a claim for compensation in the UK comes in.
41 year old Mr H from Thornton Heath was hurt when he was struck by a pallet truck from behind. Anyone who operates a pallet truck should be fully trained and authorised. It is also crucial that the pallet truck is checked to ensure it is in good working condition. These are basic procedures which help prevent accidents.
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.
Section 3 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.
Michael Lewin have dealt with claims involving industrial accidents on many occasions and the team of solicitors used their expertise to negotiate the maximum compensation in the UK for Mr H.
Michael Lewin will accept a claim on a no win no fee basis if the injury has been sustained through no fault of their client. They claim back their legal costs from the third party.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
Mr H was awarded ?4500.00 in compensation for his injury. Michael Lewin’s clients always receive 100% of the compensation.
If you need legal advice regarding industrial accidents and would like to discuss a compensation claim with solicitors in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on:0844 499 9302.