If you want to make a claim for an injury that was sustained as a result of a slip trip or fall then Michael Lewin Solicitors in London are the lawyers for you.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have years of experience in dealing with compensation claims. Our qualified professional solicitors will work hard on your behalf to get you awarded with the compensation you deserve.
For example Mrs L from Netherton had a nasty accident at work at the age of 58. Mrs L had walked into the chill area of a warehouse and slipped on food produce that had been spilt on the floor. Mrs L sustained painful injuries to her hands and knees.
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.
Mrs L decided to claim compensation for a slip trip or fall with the support of Michael Lewin Solicitors. Michael Lewin Solicitors were very happy to be able to present Mrs L with £2890.00 in compensation after we settled her claim.
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. If staff in the workplace are more vigilant about spotting hazards then the number of workplace accidents could be reduced. Maybe if Mrs L’s employers had appointed someone as health and safety officer and given all the staff training about mopping up spills she may not have been injured. But even though Mrs L was unlucky Michael Lewin Solicitors were there to support her through the claims process.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
If you want to make a claim for a slip trip or fall accident injury then call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on: 0844 499 9302.