Mrs H was involved in a workplace accident and decided to make a claim; Michael Lewin’s expert lawyers in London were able to secure over £2000.00 in compensation on behalf of Mrs H.
Mrs H sustained a nasty injury to her foot and a workplace accident. Mrs H was unaware that a colleague had started unloading a van at work. Due to the fact that the colleague had started unloading the van already a lose frame fell onto Mrs H’s foot.
Mrs H suffered painful injuries to her foot and decided to seek advice about claiming compensation for the accident. Michael Lewin were happy to take on Mrs H’s case as the accident was not her fault.
You are entitled to claim compensation if you can prove that your accident was someone else’s fault. It could be the fault of your employer a fellow employee or even another company which is based at your place of work. As long as there is a clear case of third party negligence you can make a claim
The main eligible claims for accidents at work which might result in injuries are:
? Unsuitable or damaged equipment
? An unsafe system of work
? Dangerous working practices
? Contact with dangerous materials
? Poor health and safety
If you have been involved in a workplace accident and you want to make a claim you should use experienced lawyers; Michael Lewin Solicitors have years of experience in claiming compensation for accidents.
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.
Appropriate training should be given to all members of staff in an effort to help prevent accidents in the workplace. For example if a job involves manual handling staff should be given appropriate training on how to lift safely and should not be allowed to lift unsupervised until they have shown a level of competency and understanding.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.
To get started making your work place accident claim call Michael Lewin lawyers in London on: 0844 499 9302.