Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr T to secure accident at work compensation following a serious injury; our experts helped guide Mr T through his case in London.
Mr T was 55 when he sustained an injury to his back and fractured ribs whilst at work. Mr T was at work delivering newspapers when his accident occurred. Mr T slipped down some wooden steps that were covered in mould and moss.
The mould and moss on the steps had caused them to become very slippery and posed a dangerous hazard to Mr T. Mr T was in agony as a result of fracturing his ribs and sustaining an injury to his back.
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.
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 have suffered and accident and want to claim compensation Michael Lewin Solicitors willguide you through the process; our London lawyers understand how hard it is to deal with an accident. We treat each client as an individual and aim to get you the compensation you deserve.
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 (eg 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.
Whether you have had an accident at work in a public place or even at someone’s home Michael Lewin solicitor’s experts can help you through the process of claiming compensation. For our accident at work compensation guide call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302.