Michael Lewin secured compensation for Mr B following his accident at work injuries; our claims specialists in London settled Mr B’s claim quickly and without fuss.
Mr B was 19 when he sustained a back injury whilst working. Mr B was working on site at a hospital. On his way to the lavatories Mr B slipped on a wet floor. There were no warning signs informing people of the wet floor hazard nor were there any non slip mats in place.
Mr B suffered injuries to his back as a result of slipping on a wet floor. As the accident was through no fault of his own Michael Lewin Solicitors were happy to work on Mr B’s behalf.
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.
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.
If you have had an accident at work and you feel you are entitled to compensation for your injuries Michael Lewin’s claims specialists in London are here to help you.
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.
Michael Lewin Solicitors will work hard on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. We understand it is hard to deal with and get over an accident so we try to make your claim as simple and as hassle free as possible.
If you have had an accident at work call the injuries claims specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.