A woman from Essex approached Michael Lewin Solicitors after she broke her leg in a nasty accident at work; the personal injury team advised her that she was entitled to claim compensation from her employer and helped guide her towards the maximum compensation in the UK for her injuries.

52 year old Mrs S from Essex broke her leg when she slipped on ice as she was entering her place of work. It had been a very cold week but unfortunately no consideration had been given to the slippery ice which had formed by the entrance to work. Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.

An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety. In many smaller businesses the owner will take the responsibility for the health and safety whilst in larger organisations there may be a few staff with health and safety issues as their full time role.

Employers have a duty of care to their employees and need to show they have taken every precaution against accidents like Mrs S’s; if an accident at work occurs due to negligence by an employer Michael Lewin will make a claim for compensation on behalf of the victim and guide them through to a resolution in the UK as quickly as possible.

A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.

There is no obligation to instruct Michael Lewin’s personal injury team and if your claim is genuine you will not have to pay anything as Michael Lewin will charge their legal costs to the third party.

Michael Lewin’s clients can be confident that they are in the hands of experts who can guide them safely towards the maximum compensation. If you have suffered an accident at work and require a qualified compensation guide talk to specialist personal injury lawyers in the UK at Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302

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