Mr D was awarded ?3000.00 when he injured his back in a work accident; Michael Lewin are experts in handling all type of personal injury claims and were delighted to be able to assist Mr D whose claim was successfully resolved by the personal injury solicitors in Leeds.
56 year old Mr D from Coventry injured his back at work when he was loading heavy metal casings. He had not received any training for the work he was asked to do which was found to be the cause of his accident and resulting injury.
It makes complete business sense from an employers point of view to ensure that all manual handling regulations are systematically followed. If an employee is pushing pulling carrying supporting or moving any object using their own body strength this is classed as manual handling. An employer should assess the dangers for each task their employees are asked to do and reduce the risk of injury relating to each task.
If an employer fails to follow the correct procedures and is found guilty of negligence they can be liable for any injuries sustained by their employees. It is well worth their while taking the time to provide the necessary training as it could save them thousands of pounds in legal fees later down the line.
Mr D’s work accident claim was accepted on a no win no fee basis; Michael Lewin accept all genuine claims without asking for any payment because the personal injury solicitors in Leeds will charge their legal costs to the third party and ensure that their clients receive 100% of the compensation.
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries including repetitive strain injuries. Training staff is a key area of an employers duty of care to their staff along with 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.
Michael Lewin can help you if you have been injured in a work accident and are dedicated to providing their clients with the highest level of claims advice in the UK so don?t delay call Michael Lewin’s personal injury solicitors in Leeds today: 0844 499 9302.