Mr T suffered a terrible work injury he came to Michael Lewin to get damages compensation after his accident; for claims advice come to our team in Manchester!
Mr T had been working when his accident happened. He was walking along a raised platform when the platform collapsed. Mr T fell from the platform on to the ground and landed on a metal spike. As a result of the fall Mr T suffered injuries to his hand and arm.
As he was in no way to blame for his accident Mr T felt that he should be able to make a claim for the injuries he suffered. 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. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
If you have suffered financiallyafter a work injury then approach Michael Lewin to make damages claims in Manchester.
Our client considers himself very lucky not to be much more seriously hurt. Employers have a duty of care to their staff to ensure that all items which are not being used are stored correctly. Incorrect storage causes many many accidents which we see here at Michael Lewin. Very minor and simple adjustments should be made prior to an accident occurring these simple adjustments may cost a little more in the first instance however once the initial outlay had been paid for the consequences for staff would be much better.
Many directors are not aware that they can be intentionally liable for any related offences such as the common law offence of gross negligence manslaughter. Under common law gross negligence manslaughter is proven when directors of the company cause death by their own grossly negligent behaviour. Michael Lewin believe that directors never actually think through the terrible consequences of small acts of neglect. Most directors are unaware that offences such as these are actually punishable by sentences such as life imprisonment.
After a work injury to be awarded damages claims speak to one of our friendly professionals here at Michael Lewin Solicitors in Manchester. Call: 0844 499 9302.