Mrs M was injured in a car park accident at work and was awarded over £5000.00 in compensation thanks to the experts from Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds.

Mrs M sustained severe injuries when she slipped on ice in the car park at work. Her back was injured as her employers had failed to remove the ice from the car park in order to protect the safety of their employees. All employers are legally obliged to provide their employees with a safe and secure working environment; this does not just apply to the area in which the employees are working it also applies to the grounds in which the employees use on their way to and from work.

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.

If you have been involved in a car park accident at work either due to ice or poorly maintained potholes and you want to claim compensation speak to a legal expert from Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds.

Ice presents a very serious hazard to the general public as well as employees. Numerous claims are made each year by people who have had an accident that involves slipping on ice. With the correct forward planning and risk management and the appropriate equipment the hazard of ice can be easily and quickly eliminated.

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.

To make a car park accident at work claim for compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.

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