Miss C was awarded over £1500.00 in compensation after seeking representation from Michael Lewin’s work injury compensation claims experts in London.
Miss C suffered a painful injury to her foot due to her working in an unsafe environment. Miss C a 19 year old lady from Rickmansworth was at her place of work when a fire extinguisher fell of the wall. The fire extinguisher had not been secured properly and when it fell caused injuries to Miss C’s foot.
Miss C’s employer had a duty of care to provide her with a safe working environment. As her employer had not done this and the accident was not her fault Miss C was able to claim compensation.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
If you have been injured in the workplace and it was not your fault you should speak to a work injury compensation claims specialist; here at Michael Lewin in London we have years of experience in dealing with compensation claims.
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.
Miss C was awarded a total of £1600.00 in compensation as her employer was liable for the accident. If your employer has failed to provide a safe environment and you have been injured as a result you should seek legal advice.
To speak to an expert work injury compensation claims specialist at Michael Lewin Solicitors in London call: 0844 499 9302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.