A teenager from London approached Michael Lewin Solicitors for work accident claims advice after he was injured in a dangerous accident at work; Michael Lewin were delighted to be of service and accepted his claim for compensation in the UK on a no win no fee basis.
Many employers feel overwhelmed by the duty of care they have for the health and safety of their employees. They are often concerned about employees interfering with equipment or refusing e to wear the correct clothing or refusing to following safe working procedures. If this happens the employer is liable.
Mr S was injured when heavy boxes fell on him. The accident was a result of negligence and he was entitled to make a claim for his injuries. Another example of a claim which was successfully resolved was the case of Miss B from Warrington whose toes were injured when a pack of tiles fell off a shelf at work. She was awarded ?1300.00 in compensation.
Full details of Mr S’s work accident was taken by the personal injury team at Michael Lewin who have experience of similar claims and were able to provide confidential and professional advice regarding compensation claims in the UK.
Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with the responsibility and duty of care employers have to their employees.
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 (ie not just employees) shall knowingly intentionally or recklessly misuse abuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety. Machine safeguards 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.
Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. If your injuries are likely to take some time to heal or if you will never fully recover this will be counted into your compensation award. Special damages like lost wages travelling expenses prescriptions medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property the cost of private care etc are also taken into account. This part of your claim can run into thousands.
When your case is resolved you will receive 100% of the compensation. You will not receive an invoice from Michael Lewin because they will charge their legal fees directly to the third party.
If you have been hurt in an accident at work and require support and information relating to work accident claims call Michael Lewin Solicitors for advice in the UK: 0844 499 9302.