Michael Lewin’s accident at work compensation claim solicitors in London were able to secure a large amount of compensation for Mr B after he was involved in a serious accident at work.
Mr B was seriously injured in an accident at work after him employers neglected to inform employees about a hazard present on the floor. Mr B was on his way to the lavatories at work when he slipped on a wet floor. There were no warning signs indicating that there was a slip hazard on the floor.
As a result of slipping on the wet floor Mr B suffered severe fractures to his ankle and broken bones in his foot. The injuries required Mr B to undergo painful surgery. Mr B had to have time off work to recover from the accident and consequently suffered loss of wages too. There are basic rules which must be followed to reduce the risk of slips either at work or in a public place. Failure to follow these rules can lead to liability for an accident and injury to another person. Basic housekeeping rules are vital; keep water and contaminants away from walkways and if they do spill they should be cleaned up immediately.
Any employees such as cleaners who are exposed to wet floors should be provided with suitable footwear. Particular care and attention should be taken during the colder months when rain ice and snow increase the risk of wet floors. If you need advice following an accident at work Michael Lewin’s compensation claims solicitors in London will be happy to assess your case over the phone.
Employees should be provided with a safe and secure working environment. In failing to spot and mark the hazard for employees to see Mr B’s employers had failed in their duty to provide a safe working environment.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own you may be entitled to compensation. Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
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.
You are entitled to claim compensation if you can prove that your accident was someone else’s fault. It could be the fault of your employer a fellow employee or even another company which is based at your place of work. As long as there is a clear case of third party negligence you can make a claim
Call Michael Lewin’s accident at work compensation claim solicitors in London today for a free assessment of your case on: 0844 499 9302.