Mrs C received more than three and a half thousand pounds in compensation when she sustained injuries due to an accident in the work place; she received expert legal advice regarding making a claim from the specialist team at Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK.

Mrs C from Liverpool was 49 years old when negligence at work led to her sustaining injuries in a dangerous fall. She was injured when she tripped and fell over unsecured carpet on the stairs. Her accident is a classic example of the many slips trips and falls that occur in the work place.

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.

Michael Lewin accept all genuine claims for an accident in the work place on a no win no fee basis which means their clients don?t pay any money up front; they work hard with every claim to ensure their clients receive the maximum compensation in the UK. Thousands of accidents like Mrs C’s occur each year due to another person’s negligence. Michael Lewin want to help people claim the compensation they deserve.

Mrs C received £3748.52 in compensation for her ordeal. 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 in the work place which could have been avoided and want to claim compensation talk to Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on:0844 499 9302

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