Mr S from Staly Bridge within Greater Manchester suffered a brain injury at work and thanks to the expert solicitors at Michael Lewin in London was awarded over £3000.00 in compensation.
Mr S was at work when he suffered a head injury. Mr S had entered the lavatories at his place of work when he slipped on a wet floor that had not been clearly marked. As a result of his employers failing to place signs indicating that the floor was wet Mr S suffered a head injury. He also had concussion and blurred vision.
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.
Mr S decided to pursue compensation for his brain injury at work and consulted Michael Lewin Solicitors in London. We were able to secure a total of £3200.00 in compensation for the injuries Mr S sustained through no fault of his own.
If you have been injured at work or in a public place you may be able to claim compensation. All employers and public places should have specialist liability insurance to cover events like this. As long as the accident was not your fault you should have a valid claim.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
To make a claim for a brain injury at work phone 0844 499 9302 and speak to one of the friendly solicitors at Michael Lewin in London. Don?t delay in making your claim or it could become invalid.