Mr M sought advice from Michael Lewin Solicitors when he hurt his knee and his back due to an accident at work which wasn?t his fault; Michael Lewin have dealt with many a claim for a slip trip or fall in the UK and accepted his case on a no win no fee basis.
Mr M from Wrexham was 29 years old when an accident at work left him with an injured knee and back. Unaware of the hazard he slipped on sweat from cheese and found himself left in pain through no fault of his own.
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 M made a claim against his employer for the injuries he sustained; Michael Lewin are highly qualified to deal with a claim for a slip trip or fall in the UK and they pursued compensation for Mr M without asking him for any money up front. When his claim was settled Mr M was awarded £5000.00 and received 100% of the compensation.
Slippery floors are a major health and safety risk anywhere and the consequences can be very serious. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
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 have would like to make a claim for a slip trip or fall either at work or in a public place in the UK and think you may be entitled to compensation call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.