Mr A was awarded £1000.00 after making a work injury compensation claim; Oakwood Solicitors in London were able to pursue compensation on behalf of Mr A as the accident was not his fault.
Mr A from Norfolk was injured in a workplace accident. Mr A was at work when a door collided with him. The door had been opened by a colleague and Mr A was not aware they were on the other side. As a result of his accident Mr A suffered soft tissue injuries. Oakwood Solicitors acted on behalf of Mr A to pursue compensation from his employers.
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.
Oakwood Solicitors can help you make a work injury compensation claim in London if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
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.
Your employer should have a valid and up to date certificate of employer’s liability insurance. On this certificate the minimum lever of cover and the companies covered by the policy should be stated clearly. Just because your employer has a certificate of employer’s liability insurance does not mean that they have the right to ignore health and safety guidelines or make employees use faulty of defective equipment; the safety of all employees should always be first and foremost.
Oakwood Solicitors have a team of experts that have dealt with hundreds of employer liability cases. Our aim is to get your claim settled as quickly as possible while at the same time getting you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
If you want to proceed with a work injury compensation claim call Oakwood Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302today. Our friendly solicitors are waiting to assess your case.