Mr G needed some advice about an accident compensation calculator so contacted Michael Lewin in Leeds about his claim.
Mr G had an accident and needed to find about how much compensation he could be awarded. He had injured his back and his head in an accident whilst falling down a flight of stairs. The stairs that he had been walking down had no lighting so he could not see where he was going. As a result of this lack of lighting Mr G fell and damaged both his back and his head.
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.
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 had an accident and need to find out how much you could be awarded you can get advice about an accident compensation calculator by contacting Michael Lewin in Leeds about your claim.
Lack of lighting in an area involving stairs makes for a distinctly hazardous environment which should not be allowed access on foot until the area has been corrected and fully lit again. With the right amount of lighting on the flight of stairs that Mr G had his accident on he would have been able to see his footing and not suffered the injuries to his head and back.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
If you also want to find out how much you could be awarded and need advice about an accident compensation calculator contact the Michael Lewin team at the Leeds office about your claim now on 0844 499 9302.