A 35 year old man from North Wales made a claim after an accident left him with painful injuries; he received compensation thanks to the expert team of lawyers at Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK.
Mr M from Rhyl in North Wales was at a dance lesson when the accident occurred. He injured his shoulder and damaged tendons when he slipped on a wet floor in the gentlemen’s? toilets. He was left with pain stiffness and a loss of strength in his shoulder.
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.
After discussing the circumstances of his accident with Mr M Michael Lewin accepted his claim for compensation on a no win no fee basis; the lawyers at Michael Lewin have an extensive knowledge of slips trips and falls in the UK and were able to assist Mr M obtain the best possible outcome for his claim.
There are thousands of claims involving slips trip and falls every year. It is a specialised area of investigation which requires experience and knowledge.
Mr M’s claim was successful. Michael Lewin claim their legal costs from the third party so their clients get 100% of the compensation. If their claim is unsuccessful they don?t pay anything at all.
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.
If you have had an accident anywhere which could have been avoided you may be entitled to claim compensation talk to specialist lawyers at Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on :0844 499 9302.