Work accident claims advice can initially be given for free after a phone call to Michael Lewin.
Mrs H-K from Manchester was 41 years old when she slipped on a wet floor at work.
Our client came to Michael Lewin after her accident as she felt that she had not caused her injuries through anything she had done. She felt she deserved compensation for the pain and financial lossesshe suffered as a result of her accident.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is an act which employers should use as a tool to check they are meeting their legal requirements; is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
If you would like work accident claims advice Michael Lewin’s team of caring solicitors can be of help..
Many employers feel concerned that all the onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible.
Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns.
Section 7 states that employees must not endanger themselves or others by their acts or omissions. In addition they must co-operate with their employers as long as this co-operation does not lead to an increased risk to health and safety or is an illegal act so that the employer can comply with their statutory duties thereby making the responsibility for safety a joint effort between employer and employee.
Section 8 states that no person so not just employees shall knowingly intentionally or recklessly misuse abuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety. Machine safeguards and knife guards clearly fall under this section. It therefore follows that should any member of staff be found to be interfering with these devices and they have been provided with the necessary information training and adequate supervision to use the machine correctly disciplinary action should follow.
Mrs H-K has been pleased with the service she received from Michael Lewin Solicitors. We are always pleased to help our clients to get compensation after an accident which was not their fault.
Call Michael Lewin’s professional team of work accident claims specialists on:0844 499 9302 to get advice after an injury which was sustained in work.