Michael Lewin Solicitors were delighted to be able to help Mr L after he was hurt at work during an accident with an axel grinder; he received compensation for his injury thanks to the dedication and expertise of the team of solicitors in the UK.
Mr L suffered an extremely painful laceration to his lip when an angle grinder kicked back. Most lacerations require immediate medical attention as complications such as infection and scarring can occur if the wound is not correctly treated. Lacerations that are inflicted on a moving surface should be protected from movement as much as possible for a period of time after the accident to allow time for it to heal. This is often very difficult and can impose restrictions on the victims? daily activities.
Don?t forget that compensation is also awarded for financial loss which includes time off work for medical treatment and also loss of earnings if time is required off work for recovery.
A work injury like Mr L’s is a typical example of the types of claims Michael Lewin Solicitors deal with every year in the UK involving defective equipment or lack of training; if an employer is found guilty of breaching their duty of care they face paying huge legal compensation fees.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
Mr L’s claim was successful and he was awarded ?6500.00 in damages receiving 100% of the compensation.
If you would like to claim compensation for a work injury or claim for any injury following an accident that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK today on: 0844 499 9302.