When Mr G approached Michael Lewin Solicitors after he was injured at work he was advised that accidents at work like the one he experienced which are caused by a third party are eligible for compensation claims in the UK; the personal injury team provide outstanding support and advice for anyone wishing to seek a financial settlement for their suffering.
Mr G injured his knee when he tripped over a metal stair gripper at work. Stair grippers will drastically reduce the risk of slips in the workplace; however it is essential that they are installed correctly to avoid becoming trip hazards. Once installed they should be checked regularly as part of a systematic risk assessment routine. The consequences of a fall on the stairs can be severe or even fatal. Definitely not a risk worth taking!
The knee is very vulnerable to injury as it is not as flexible as other joints in the body. It is designed to move forwards and backwards however side to side movements are very limited. Therefore it is quite easy to twist or wrench a knee joint if you trip or step awkwardly. Any kind of knee injury can have long term or even permanent effects if not treated correctly.
You are entitled to claim compensation if you can prove that your accident was someone else’s fault as in the case of Mr G. It could be the fault of your employer a colleague or even another company which is based at your place of work. As long as there is a clear case of third party negligence you can make a claim.
If you have been hurt in a slip trip or fall at work which was not your fault you are entitled to make a claim for compensation; a personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin will have huge experience of accidents at work which have resulted in successful claims in the UK. Michael Lewin Solicitors accepted Mr G’s case on a no win no fee basis. This means that he did not have to pay anything to his solicitors; they will charge their legal costs to the third party.
Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue with a hobby or chosen career or even carry out daily domestic tasks.
Compensation is also awarded for any financial loss such as loss of wages travelling expenses prescriptions etc that relate directly to your injury. This part of your claim can run into thousand of pounds if you have been unable to go to work. On conclusion of your case you will receive 100% of the compensation.
If you have suffered any accidents at work that were not your fault and you think you may be entitled to compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK for professional and supportive claims advice on: 0844 499 9302.