Mrs M from Devon claimed compensation when she was hurt during an accident at work; she wanted to speak to an expert personal injury lawyer in the UK so she contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss her claim.

Mrs M from Newton Abbot was 47 years old when she contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors after a fall at work left her with a fractured wrist. The fall was caused by wet decking a common slip hazard. The fracture was extremely painful and caused swelling around the area of the break.

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.

Mrs M’s accident is typical of the thousands of claims made each year involving a slip on a wet floor either at work or in a public place; each personal injury lawyer at Michael Lewin understands this complex area of the law in the UK and will safely lead their clients towards the maximum compensation for their injuries.

Any wet floor is a notorious slip hazard and employers are breaching health and safety regulations if they are not ensuring that spills leaks etc are not dealt with immediately. Mrs M’s claim was successful and she received 100% of the compensation for her fractured wrist.

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.

If you have suffered an accident at work and need to talk to a professional and experienced personal injury lawyer in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302

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