4 December 2015
A factory in Stourbridge has been found guilty and fined £10,000 for being in breach of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The worker at the West Midlands factory suffered a painful injury when a pressure beam fell and crushed his hand, whilst maintenance work was being carried out.
It was further reported by the Express & Star that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that staff at the factory had not been provided with the satisfactory training or instruction to manage a maintenance project like this on-site.
When accidents of this nature occur, the injured party is able to pursue a claim for compensation against their employer. Having already been found guilty and fined by the HSE, the claim process is likely to be much smoother.
If you have suffered an injury in the work place, you may be able to pursue an accident compensation claim. Contact our specialist personal injury team to see how they can help you with your claim by calling 0800 068 006 or contact us.