Michael Lewin have workplace accident compensation solicitors who are committed to achieving the maximum compensation they can for the injuries that their clients have sustained.
Mrs S was 60 years old when she was injured in her workplace. She was injured after a forklift truck which had been reversing knocked into her.
Our client was very badly shaken after the incident and she has been unable to move on and put this incident behind her as she would like to do. She still suffers from flashbacks after her accident and she sustained multiple injuries after the forklift truck reversed into her. Our client suffered bruises and abrasions due to being knocked to the floor by the forklift truck.
After this unfortunate accident in the workplace our client has suffered from mild insomnia. Accidents like these with more mature clients can cause lasting and permanent damage for the entirety of the client’s life. Employers need to be aware of their legal duties and responsibilities for the well-being of their staff members.
When large equipment is required to be around pedestrians and employees going about their business on foot it is imperative that employers try to use tools to reduce the risk of the equipment damaging any employee. Simple measures such as having designated pathway for staff to walk along which the truck is not allowed on can be beneficial. Other safety measures could be the introduction of a safety barrier which prevents the forklift truck from being driven into the pedestrian area.
If you need workplace accident compensation after you have been injured suffered any financial losses as a result of this injury the committed staff of Michael Lewin will be delighted to help you.
Simple preventable accidents such as this are so unfortunate. If risks in the workplace are minimised employers would actually benefit as they would lose fewer working days due to the harm that they have caused their employees. Health and safety risk assessments should be available for all employees to view and comment upon when required. Health and safety is very much a two-way street where employers should welcome the thoughts and concerns of their valued staff. Staff who are performing manual duties every day frequently can come up with suggestions to alleviate any potential risks to their health and safety going forward.
Employers should have a person who is competent dealing with health and safety issues. In smaller businesses this person may be the owner; often larger organisations there may be a few staff that have full-time roles in health and safety.
If you need workplace accident compensation to replace any financial losses which you have incurred as a result of an injury in work call 0844 499 9302 to get our experienced staff at Michael Lewin work on your case on your behalf.