Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mrs H claim over £2000.00 in compensation after she suffered a wrist injury at work; our team of legal experts in London worked on behalf of Mrs H to get her the compensation she deserved.
Mrs H was at work when she was involved in an accident with a defective pipe. The pipe fell and Mrs H was stuck in the face back and wrist. As a result of her accident Mrs H sustained soft tissue injuries to all three areas of her body that were struck by the pipe. Michael Lewin Solicitors were there for Mrs H and were able to secure her £2500.00 in compensation.
Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.
Section 3 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.
If you have suffered a wrist injury at work our London lawyers can make a claim for compensation on your behalf. You should seek legal advice as soon as you can after having an accident at work or your case could be rendered void.
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.
Mrs H was injured due to faulty of inadequate equipment in the workplace. If her employers had taken more care to ensure the workplace was safe the accident could have been avoided. All employers have a duty of care towards their staff to ensure they are safe when working. If you want to make a claim for a wrist injury at work call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London and we can get started on your case today. Phone: 0844 499 9302.