A man in his fifties made a claim for compensation for a fall at work which resulted in a knee shoulder and chest injury; Michael Lewin are experts on dealing with claims involving slips trips and falls in the UK and were sympathetic to Mr L’s genuine case for a claim.
Mr L from Diss in Norfolk was left with numerous injuries when he was hurt in a fall at work. Insufficient lighting was to blame for his accident. He injured his knee back and ribs. Mr L suffered bruising swelling and multiple aches and pains around his body.
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.
The injuries Mr L sustained had a significant impact in his day to day life; Michael Lewin are well aware that accidents like Mr L’s will also have a financial impact and they worked really hard to negotiate the maximum compensation for his knee shoulder and chest injury from his employer in the UK.
Harm is caused by either the action or sometimes the inaction of the employer. Some actions which could be considered harmful to employers could include an employer removing a safety guard for cutting equipment thus increasing the likelihood for an accident to occur. An inaction causing harm could be something as simple as an employer not replacing a mat by the entrance to the building and this causing a slip or trip. Another inaction which frequently occurs is employers not insisting that warning signs are in place when liquids are spilt on the floor. The law is there to allow victims like Mr L to seek financial compensation when they have been injured in an accident which occurred as a result of another person’s negligence.
Michael Lewin’s clients receive 100% of the compensation. If you want to claim compensation for a chest injury knee or shoulder injury or any injury sustained at work or in a public place due to an accident in the UK that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.