Mr S was awarded over £2000.00 in inadequate and faulty equipment compensation after he was injured through no fault of his own at his place of employment in Manchester.
One of the major causes of injury in the workplace is inadequate and faulty equipment. The health and safety act 1974 that all employers are required to abide by states that all equipment in the workplace must be in good working order and fit for use. The Act was passed by Parliament in an effort to reduce the number of accidents that happen in the workplace and to prevent employees from coming to harm.
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.
If you want to claim inadequate and faulty equipment compensation in Manchester you should speak to an expert from Oakwood Solicitors in Leeds.
Mr S was spinning stillage around when it became stuck. The machine he was using was defective and his employers were responsible for the injuries he sustained. Mr S should not have been provided with a machine that was unfit to be used; this is a contravention of the Health and Safety at work Act 1974.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Oakwood. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
If you have been injured at work and you want to claim inadequate and faulty equipment compensation in Manchester call Oakwood Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.