Mr H was awarded accident at work compensation after using the specialist claims solicitors at Michael Lewin in London.
Mr H was 23 when he was injured in an accident at work through no fault of his own due to a hazard that had been left out and unmarked. Mr H had walked by a machine and slipped on some broken glass that had fallen from the machine. The broken glass next to the machine had not been cleared up not had its presence been clearly marked.
In the past figures have shown that slip trip and fall incidents in the workplace have cost 40 workers their lives in one year. Also in a year over 15000 major injuries to workers have been caused by slips trips and falls and over 30000 workers have taken more than three days off work.
It is estimated that the cost to society each year for slips trips and falls is around £800 million. Health and Safety Executive figures show that slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries in the work place in Great Britain. Most workplace deaths are caused by falls from height.
Michael Lewin’s experienced accident at work compensation claims solicitors in London helped Mr H pursue his case. Mr H was awarded compensation for the sprained ligaments he had suffered in his foot as a result of the accident. Hazards are everywhere in the workplace. If employees are trained properly to be vigilant about health and safety hazards in the workplace then the chances of an accident occurring could be significantly reduced.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work. Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. Signs warning employees of potential hazards should be readily available for all employees to use. This way a hazard is easy to spot and can be avoided.
Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
If you need to speak to one of our accident at work compensation claims solicitors in London about your case call 0844 499 9302.