Following a work accident you may be able to claim compensation in London; Oakwood Solicitors helped Mr Q claim a staggering amount of compensation after he nearly lost his hand in a work accident..

 In Accidents In Public Places - Case Study

Mr Q was subjected to a traumatic and horrific experience during his accident at work. Mr Q had to use a chop saw on which the lock mechanism had been removed. The lock mechanism is there for a reason it is a vital safety part of the chop saw.

Due to the fact the lock mechanism had been removed Mr Q cut his hand. The injuries were severe and Mr Q took a considerable amount of time to regain full use of his hands.

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.

Oakwood Solicitors secured £12000.00 in work accident compensation on behalf of Mr Q from London. Oakwood’s solicitors sincerely hope that the compensation helps Mr Q come to terms with his accident.

Here at Oakwood Solicitors we also hope that Mr Q’s employers have learned their lesson about providing their employees with inadequate equipment. The advantage of making a claim for compensation is that quite often employers will improve their health and safety practises.

A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.

To claim work accident compensation in London or for advice about making a claim call Oakwood Solicitors today on 0844 499 9302.

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