A common injury sustained in a slip trip or fall accident at work is an ankle injury; if you think you are entitled to compensation after an accident at work one of the expert employer liability solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds will be able to help you make a case for compensation.
Mr G decided to make a claim for compensation after he was injured at work through no fault of his own. Mr G was pulling wire mesh from a ceiling when the ceiling gave way. As the ceiling collapsed Mr G moved and tripped over a pile of debris. Mr G sustained a nasty injury and decided to pursue compensation.
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.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
If you want to claim ankle injury compensation following an accident at work or an accident in a public place one of the specialist solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds will be happy to discuss your case with you.
Slip trip and fall accidents are one of the biggest causes of injury in the UK; it is also responsible for a large proportion of the two million lost workdays in the UK every year. This is an astounding number of days of work lost in the UK each year.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems.
If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
If you have sustained an ankle injury and you want to pursue compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.