When defective work equipment caused an injury to Mr A Michael Lewin Solicitors established that the accident wasn?t his fault and pursued compensation for damages on his behalf; Michael Lewin’s team have valuable experience in personal injury claims and lawyers will keep their clients informed every step of the way towards the conclusion of their case in the UK.
30 year old Mr A was injured at work when he was electrocuted by a defective plug. The body is unfortunately an excellent conductor of electricity. The severity of an injury depends on the voltage of the electrical current the body’s resistance and how long the body is in contact with the current. Mild effects include a tingling sensation. In very serious cases the shock can be fatal. On average at least one person a day is electrocuted at work.
If defective equipment has caused an accident at work such as electrocution there will be many questions asked about how the accident occurred. All service and maintenance records will be investigated. If a fault has been reported but not repaired or has not been reported because regular checks were not taking place then an employer will be liable for the accident and subsequent injuries. Even if the accident is the fault of another employee the onus of responsibility is on the employer as they are responsible for any staff who are neglecting health and safety procedures.
Michael Lewin accepted Mr A’s work injury claim on a no win no fee basis and the team began working hard to secure the maximum compensation for their client; the wealth of experience and knowledge of personal injury claims meant the lawyers in the UK were able to move Mr A’s case to a successful conclusion.
Employees can be seriously injured if they are given faulty equipment to use. Faulty or defective equipment is quite simple to define if the equipment is not working in the way it is designed to it is faulty. Accidents which occur as a direct result of faulty equipment mean that the employer may face the possibility of paying compensation to the employee as well as having to have to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured.
Employers may also face an investigation and possibly the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line.
If you have suffered a work injury due to an accident that wasn?t your fault don?t hesitate to contact personal injury compensation claims lawyers at Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302