After an office accident if you need to make a compensation claim for financial help if the accident was not your fault
Mr G from Leeds was 41 when he sustained injuries after using defective equipment at work. He was very annoyed that the equipment that work issued to him was defective.
As he was in no way to blame for his accident he felt that he should be able to make a claim for the injuries he suffered. 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.
Michael Lewin feels very strongly that employer liability has been in place from 1969 and that companies should be aware of their duties legally if not morally over that period of time.
If you have been involved in an office accident; call Michael Lewin’s specialist solicitors to get compensation advice about your claim today.
Our fees come from the other side and so the full 100% of the compensation you are awarded comes directly to you with no fees to be taken off it. Our fees are taken from the other side. 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.
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