When Mr S injured his finger at work he contacted Oakwood who quickly assured him that they are trained to handle all types of work accident compensation claims and that he was in safe hands by instructing the solicitors in Leeds to handle his case.

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Mr S from Northampton was injured when his finger got trapped in the door of a delivery van. The accident caused a significant amount of pain bruising and swelling and Mr S was forced to seek immediate medical attention.

This was a very dangerous accident for Mr S to be involved in. The severity of the crush impacts on the severity of the injury and whether damage has been caused to tissue muscles and bones. This should always be checked as the longer a crush injury is left untreated the more likely it is to lead to a permanent injury or deformity

Oakwood are trained to analyse the circumstances of each accident to establish the cause so they can show proof that their client wasn?t responsible for their injuries. An employer has a duty of care to their employees and will be held accountable for any preventable injuries which arise in the workplace.

Oakwood provided Mr S with top legal advice regarding his work accident and accepted his compensation claim without asking him for any payment; using their expert personal injury claims skills the team of solicitors in Leeds managed to secure Mr S a settlement of ?4050.00.

In many cases involving work accident claims it is defective equipment which has injured an employee. If this has occurred a thorough investigation will be held; all service and maintenance records will be checked and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.

An employer’s duty of care means that they must not only create a safe working environment but enforce it and make sure that all health and safety procedures are adhered to. An employer can be liable for an accident if it was caused by another employee if the employee was acting negligently or had not been correctly trained.

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. Basically anyone who is owns or is in charge of a property or outside land is responsible for the safety of anyone who visits their premises whether it be employees clients contractors or the general public.

If you have suffered a work accident and require top level compensation claims advice call Oakwood Solicitors in Leeds today on: 0844 499 9302.

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