Mr S was involved in a dangerous accident which could have caused a leg break or fracture and because the accident occurred at work he made a claim for compensation against his employer for a breach of duty of care; his case was resolved quickly and smoothly after he put himself in the professional hands of Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds.
It was in the run up to Christmas that Mr S from Norfolk sustained painful bruising and injuries when a beam flipped over and struck him hard on his leg.
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.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care.
Even if an accident has been caused by another employee or even if the victim is partly to blame if a third party is found to be the main cause of an accident then the victim can take legal action against them or their employer.
Accidents in the workplace have been the cause of many injuries such as a leg fracture and countless other broken bones which has cost employers millions of pounds in compensation and legal fees; anyone who has been injured at work and is unsure if they are entitled to compensation can speak to a specialist advisor at Michael Lewin in Leeds who will assess the circumstances of the accident and advise if they have a genuine case.
Employers of any organisation regardless of the size have to have a plan which identifies risks in the workplace and shows the procedures in place to reduce these risks. A health and safety policy must be available in every workplace even if there are only two employees the rules still apply. The policy should mention all the provisions that the company has made to protect their employees? health and safety.
The policy and all its provisions should be available for all employees to view and discuss.
If you have suffered an injury however serious whether it’s a leg fracture or sprained wrist or basically any injury that is the result of an accident at work that wasn?t your fault you need to find out if you can claim compensation so don?t hesitate call the personal injury team at Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds: 0844 499 9302.