After seeking work accident claims advice in London from one of Oakwood’s expert employer liability solicitors Mr W was awarded a staggering £15000.00 in compensation for the injuries he sustained in an accident at work.
Mr W was 59 at the time of his accident. Mr W was unstacking pallets at work; it was a pallet that caused his serious injuries. The top pallet fell off and hit Mr W.
As a result of being crushed by a pallet Mr W had multiple painful injuries and had to take a significant time off work in order to make a full recovery.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
Mr W decided to seek work accident claims advice in London from solicitors he knew he could trust to get the best possible result on his behalf.
Oakwood Solicitors were very pleased with the result we managed to attain on Mr W’s behalf and we hope the compensation he received helps him come to term with his accident.
One of our specialist accident in the workplace solicitors will be able to help you make a claim for compensation if you have been injured at work and it was not your fault.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Oakwood solicitor today.
Call Oakwood Solicitors for work accident claims advice in London if you have sustained an injury that was not your fault. Phone: 0844 499 9302.