Oakwood Solicitors can help you make an HGV accident compensation claim in London today; after using Oakwood Solicitors following his HGV accident Mr M was awarded £1650.00 in compensation.

 In Accidents At Work - Case Study

Mr M from Crawley was using the tail lift of his HGV truck. Suddenly the tail lift slammed to the ground with Mr M on it and jolted him.

Mr M suffered painful back and neck injuries following the accident as a result of suddenly dropping to and crashing into the ground. It was discovered that the tail lift was defective so Mr M should not have been allowed to use it in the first place.

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.

If you have an HGV accident compensation claim and you need expert legal advice from our experienced professionals Oakwood in London are here to get the best result for you.

No employee should have to use faulty or defective equipment. It is an employer’s legal obligation to check and maintain any equipment that employees are expected to use. Failure to do so can result in an accident at work.

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.

Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.

If you have been involved in an HGV accident and want to make a compensation claim call Oakwood Solicitors in London and we can do all the hard work for you.

Phone: 0844 499 9302.

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