Mr L suffered a serious injury at work when he fell from some ladders; Mr L decided to pursue a compensation claim in London and Michael Lewin’s dedicated lawyers were more than happy to assist him.
Mr L is a window cleaner by trade. Whilst he was at work one day he fell off some ladders. The reason Mr L fell off the ladders is because he had to operate a cleaning pole by himself; the cleaning pole he was operating was supposed to be used by two people.
Michael Lewin Solicitors were pleased to be able to secure £3500.00 in compensation for Mr L following his accident.
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.
If you have sustained an injury at work you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in London. Michael Lewin Solicitors will pursue compensation on your behalf if you have been injured and it was not your fault.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
Mr L’s employers were liable for the injuries he sustained as they were negligent in protecting him from harm. Mr L should have been assigned to work with a colleague to operate a piece of equipment that required two people. Being left to work on his own was in fact an accident waiting to happen.
If you have had an injury at work and you want to proceed with a compensation claim in London today call Michael Lewin Solicitors now on 0844 499 9302.