When Mr K sustained a back injury at his workplace and hurt his knee in the same accident he contacted solicitors at Michael Lewin to make a claim; Michael Lewin made a claim for compensation on his behalf against his employer in the UK.
Mr K from Redhill was 35 years old when he suffered injuries at work after an accident that wasn?t his fault. The accident occurred when he slipped on some water which had leaked from the dishwasher.
It is vital that all machinery at work is regularly checked for any malfunctions which can cause hazards to staff. Employers are duty bound to ensure a safe working environment for all staff.
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 have dealt with cases of a back injury at the workplace and similar knee injuries before and were able to give Mr K exceptional legal advice and help him make a claim for compensation in the UK.
Slips trips and falls in the work place unfortunately occur much more often than necessary. It is vital that employers and staff are not negligent when it comes to maintaining a safe environment for staff to go about their day to day duties.
If you can answer YES to the following questions you may be entitled to make a claim:
? Have you been injured at work in a public place or in someone’s home?
? Was the accident the fault of a third party or was someone’s negligence to blame for the accident?
? Have you sustained an injury as a result of your accident that has required medical treatment?
If you have answered yes to the questions above the solicitors at Michael Lewin will be able to help you pursue compensation. For a more in-depth assessment of the validity of your claim speak to one of our specialist liability lawyers over the phone.
If you have suffered back injury in the workplace or in a public place and need legal advice regarding a compensation claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302