Mrs M from Bradford had a nasty work accident; she has made an ankle injury at work compensation claim with the help of Michael Lewin’s expert team of accident at work solicitors.
Mrs M was in her mid 40’s when she slipped on water from a leaky fridge and injured her left ankle and foot.
She was forced to take time off work to recuperate fully. She decided to claim for compensation as she was still suffering from pain in her ankle some days after the fall. All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
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.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. If you have suffered from a slip causing an ankle injury at work and you would like help with making a claim for compensation come to our experts at Michael Lewin.
Michael Lewin have a team of experienced accident at work solicitors on hand to take your compensation claim. We pride ourselves in being able to handle your cases keeping you up to date with as little disruption as possible.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Their solicitors can get compensation for you to use to recuperate fully by treating yourself to a holiday or an upgrade on an old car.
If Michael Lewin can help you after you have sustained an ankle injury at work call the experts in employment law on 0844 499 9302 to start your compensation claim today.