Michael Lewin deal with many employer liability cases and have an outstanding knowledge of this complex area of the law; when Mr S was hurt in an accident at work that wasn?t his fault an experienced personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin provided him with the best legal advice regarding claiming for compensation in the UK.
There are very strict legal rules in place which must be followed to reduce the risk of slips in the workplace. Failure to follow these rules can result in an employer being liable for an accident which may have caused injury to an employee. Basic housekeeping rules are vital for example keeping water and contaminants away from walkways and if they do spill clean them up immediately.
Any employees such as cleaners who are exposed to wet floors during their daily tasks should be provided with suitable footwear. In some cases this should be at the employer’s expense.
Particular care and attention should be taken during the colder months when rain ice and snow increase the risk of wet floors. In the case of Mr S from Nottingham his accident took place in the cold store at work which is an area well known for slip hazards if due care and attention is not taken. Mr S injured his elbow as a result of the impact of his fall.
If you have been hurt in a slip trip or fall at work or any accident at work which was not your fault you are entitled to make a claim for compensation; a personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin will work with you to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation in the UK for your injury.
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.
Mr S was 43 years old when he had his accident. He was awarded compensation for the pain and suffering relating to his injury. Compensation is also awarded for not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks. You can also claim for loss of wages travelling expenses for medical appointments pain killers or any other prescriptions.
If you have suffered any kind of accident at work which was the fault of a third party you can discuss your case with a solicitor at Michael Lewin in the UK: 0844 499 9302.