Mr C was awarded compensation when he made a claim for a knee injury he sustained following an accident that wasn?t his fault; the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK accepted his case on a no win no fee basis.
50 year old Mr C from Hull injured his knee in a fall at work just before Christmas. He slipped on ice in the depot yard and damaged his left knee cap.
Trauma to the knee following a fall can cause considerable pain and restrict the range of motion in the knee joint. 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.
Michael Lewin worked very hard to achieve a speedy resolution to Mr C’s claim for his knee injury; the team have a wide experience of claims relating to slips trips and falls in the UK and Mr C received 100% of the compensation as the accident was not his fault. Slips trips and falls cause many injuries in the workplace. It is crucial that all work areas are kept clean and dry to protect employees against slips and falls which may cause injuries for which their employers are liable.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees. If this duty of care is neglected and an accident subsequently occurs employees are further covered by being able to take their employer to court to get financial compensation for any harm caused by the employer’s negligence or non-adherence to their duty of care.
Mr M was awarded ?4000.00 in compensation for his injuries. If you would like to make a claim for a knee injury at work or any injury relating to an accident in the UK that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.