Mr C was awarded £600.00 in compensation after seeking workplace injury claim advice from Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Mr C was standing on a trolley at work when his accident occurred. The trolley that Mr C was standing on moved causing Mr C to fall to the ground. Mr C suffered soft tissue injuries as a result of his accident.
Mr C should have been provided with the appropriate equipment to stand on it should not have been necessary for him to stand on a trolley which was not safe and secure. As the accident was not his fault Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to pursue compensation on behalf of Mr C.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care.
Employers of any size of organisation or company has got to by law arrange for a plan which identifies and tries to ameliorate all identified risks. A health and safety policy must be in place in every workplace taking into account the aforementioned risks. This policy should mention all the provisions which that company makes to protect their employees? health and safety.
If you need workplace injury claim advice you need to speak to the specialist who have experience in this field; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London have an experienced team dedicated to claiming compensation for accidents at work.
Your employer has a duty to keep you safe. If your employer is failing in their duty to keep you safe you should report it immediately to the appropriate body. If however it is too late and you have already suffered an injury Michael Lewin’s friendly solicitors are here to help you.
Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.
Employers may also have to undergo an investigation and face the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line.
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.
For workplace injury claim advice call Michael Lewin in London on 0844 499 9302