When Mrs S sustained a back injury at work she contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors to make a claim for an accident that wasn?t her fault and to seek compensation from her employer in the UK.
Mrs S from Halifax was at work at the time she slipped on a floor that had just recently been mopped. The slip resulted in a painful injury to her back.
A wet slippery floor is one of the simplest causes of a slip at home or at work and it can be so easily avoided with due care and attention. 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 accepted Mrs S’s claim for a back injury at work that wasn?t her fault and worked really hard to resolve her case against her employer for compensation in the UK. Slips trips and falls in the work place are a very common cause of injury. Maintaining a clean work area is important but maintaining the safety of employees is vital.
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.
Mrs S received compensation for her injury with the help of her solicitors. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
If you have suffered back injury at work or in a public place and need legal advice regarding a compensation claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302