Our client needed to make a claim after she sustained injuries when she had a slip trip or fall accident in a public place in Manchester. Michael Lewin were delighted to help her get the compensation she deserved.
Mrs W made a public liability case for compensation after she suffered an injury following a slip in a public place. Mrs W was 47 years old when she slipped on a hazard in a public place.
Our client was very badly shaken after her accident she suffered soft tissue injuries and swelling to the areas that she bumped as she fell. It is unfortunate that 40 workers in the space of a year in general lose their lives due to slip trip and fall incidents in the workplace. This shocking figure in many cases could be avoided if basic rules were followed to reduce the risk of slips and trips at work or in public places.
These basic rules which must be followed in order to reduce the risk of slips and trips at work are fairly common sense. Basic house- keeping rules are vital; water and contaminants should be cleared up immediately after they are spilt. Particular care and attention needs to be given if liquids and foodstuffs are being handled on a daily basis.When an employer performs a risk assessment it needs to include a written procedure for dealing with spillages and these procedures should be monitored for their effectiveness as part of a risk assessment process which all employers are required to undertake.
If you need to make a compensation claim to cover your financial losses after a slip trip or fall in a public place Michael Lewin would be thrilled to be of help.
Directors and owners of public places are legally obliged to keep thses spaces free of hazards which could potentially injure the public who use their spaces.
Many directors are not aware that they can be intentionally liable for any related offences such as the common law offence of gross negligence manslaughter. Under common law gross negligence manslaughter is proven when directors of the company cause death by their own grossly negligent behaviour. Michael Lewin believe that directors never actually think through the terrible consequences of small acts of neglect. Most directors are unaware that offences such as these are actually punishable by sentences such as life imprisonment.
Michael Lewin can help you to make a claim if you have been the victim of a slip trip or fall in Manchester or elsewhere in the UK call today: 0844 499 9302.