Following a work accident Mr F sought claims advice in London from Michael Lewin Solicitors. Thanks to the expert representation he received from our professionals Mr F was awarded a five figure sum in compensation.
Mr F suffered severe burns in an accident at work. Mr F was using the ovens in his workplace when he sustained a serious burn injury on a defective rack.
As Mr F’s employer had provided him with defective equipment and the accident was not Mr F’s fault Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to pursue a compensation claim on his behalf. We were glad to be able to present Mr F with £14000.00 in compensation.
The Health and safety at work 1974 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 (PUWER 98). 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.
If you need work accident claims advice in London speak to one of the specialist employer liability lawyers at Michael Lewin Solicitors. We can assess your claim over the phone and pursue compensation on your behalf.
If your employer has provided you with defective equipment and you have been injured as a result then they are liable for your injuries. This means you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.
For work accident claims advice in London or to make a start on claiming compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors on 0844 499 9302.