Mr R was awarded over £1000.00 in work injury compensation after approaching Michael Lewin’s specialist claim lawyers for advice.
Mr R from Llandyrnog was injured in a workplace accident. The accident was not the fault of Mr R as a hazard had been left out that should have been cleared away by the designated health and safety officer.
Some bin liners had been left lying around at Mr R’s place of work. These bin liners presented a tripping hazard for Mr R. Mr R tripped over the bin liners and suffered soft tissue damage as a result.
Your employer has got to provide you with a safe and secure working environment. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe in the workplace. The Health and Safety Act of 1974 is the primary piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety issues in the UK. It states your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. A health and safety executive should be appointment within the business to oversee and manage all health and safety matters. Any safety issues should be reported immediately to the health and safety executive.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues.
Michael Lewin’s work injury compensation claim lawyers in London were able to claim compensation of £1100.00 on behalf of Mr R.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
If you have had an accident due to an unsafe working environment and you have been injured as a result you should seek legal advice from a trusted claims specialist immediately.
Michael Lewin have an excellent reputation for speed of settlement and for our customer service skills. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you want to speak to one of our work injury compensation claim lawyers about your case call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.