When a faulty step caused Mr A to fall he contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors; he explained his shoulder injury sustained at work and enquired about making a claim for compensation in the UK.
Mr A from Bradford in West Yorkshire was 58 years old when he was hurt in an accident at work. A step on a vehicle collapsed causing him to fall and hurt his shoulder.
Shoulder injuries apart from painful can cause weakness and restrict movement.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.
The Michael Lewin team are experts on employer liability cases and they accepted Mr A’s case for his shoulder injury at work on a no win no fee basis; they didn?t ask for any payment up front and worked hard to settle compensation for his claim in the UK as quickly as possible.
Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.
Employers may also have to undergo an investigation and face the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line
. 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.
Michael Lewin work on a no win no fee basis if their client is not to blame for the accident which caused their injury.
Their clients also receive 100% of the compensation.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury at work or any injury as a result of a slip trip or fall and think you may be entitled to claim compensation in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.