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"The Accident Could Have Easily Been Prevented..."

We have dealt with many claims where we see the phrase "the accident could have easily been prevented" pop up. 

If it was so simple to prevent...then why did it happen? 99% of the time...it's an employer who failed to act reasonably to safely protect his employees.

Read this story from Lexology.com

A Durham supplier to the aerospace trade has been fined £800,000 when an employee sustained serious leg injuries at the company's Llantrisant, Pontycun factory. The worker fell into the path of an advancing work platform.

He suffered two broken ankles as well as flesh and muscle injuries that required vein and skin grafts to both legs. The incident occurred after his right leg was trapped and he was dragged along the metal floor for the full length of the machine's cycle.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) conducted an investigation on 5 January 2016, which found that the company had "failed to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery, namely the milling machine where [the worker] was working".

According to HSE inspector Wayne Williams, "this injury could have been easily prevented and the risk should have been identified." 

Employers are going to try to find the cheapest way to keep an employee, and they should NOT be able to save money at your expense. Don't allow your employer or the insurance company get away without being held accountable!

Visit us at Loneylaw.com or call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. We have over 30 years of combined experience in the workers' compensation field, and we are prepared to fight for you!

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