Mrs S received over ?2000.00 for her injury after she accepted accident claims advice from the brilliant team of lawyers at Michael Lewin in the UK
Mrs S was 51 when she slipped and fell on a wet floor in a supermarket. She was not liable for her accident because all floors either at work or in a public place should be clean and dry at all times. If any hazards such as water on the floor are not able to be immediately cleared warning signs should be in place.
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.
Michael Lewin don?t ask for any payment from clients who have suffered a slip trip or fall that wasn?t their fault; the accident claims advice from their lawyer in the UK is paid for by the third party.
When a client is in a public area they are entitled to be safe. They can seek compensation if they are injured by someone else Every occupier of land or buildings has a duty of care to the general public who visit them. It can be a home shop office train bus park or factory.
Public liability is when someone hurts themselves because a third party has neglected this duty. If you can show that the third party which is the person or organization responsible for maintaining the property or outside space has been negligent you can make a public liability claim.
You may even be able to claim if you had an accident in a private home if the householder or landlord was responsible for your accident e.g. badly-lit steps or falling roof tile. Mr W was awarded ?2250 for his injury.
If you have had a slip trip or fall either at work or in a public place and want to accident claims advice from a highly experienced lawyer call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.