Mr S got compensation after sustained a knee injury at work; he came to accident at work experts Michael Lewin.
Mr S from Blackpool sustained a knee injury whist undergoing his routine role in work. Our client injured his knee and back after slipping on water left on the floor of a public place. He was 29 when his accident happened in the December. December can be such a busy time that you want to be up and well to help with Christmas preparations. Having an accident during the Christmas festivities seems a double blow.
Our client was in pain after the accident and he found that he struggled to sleep because of the pain he was suffering for several days after the fall.
Slips can be prevented by following some common sense guidelines
? Tables should have lips around them to prevent liquids from dripping from work surfaces this is a common slip hazard
? Walkways should always be kept clear of obstructions
? Spills should be immediately dealt with and where possible this should be attempted as a liquid free clean up
? Floors should be designed to be non slippery if it is expected that they may have liquids dropped on them frequently
? Cleaning staff should be prevented from using cleaning products which can increase the slip factor of the floor surface as an example furniture polish on a smooth tile could prove to be a very bad idea
? Footwear which is chosen for the role is always a good idea if accident are to be avoided
? Carrying loads trolleys increases the slip risk and should be reduced if possible
? Pushing trolleys can also increase the risk of slipping
These guidelines are just things which should have been considered in your workplace’s health and safety manual. You can call expert accident lawyers at Michael Lewin to start your compensation claim if you have suffered from a knee injury at work which was not your fault.
Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.
Claiming compensation is our bread and butter; Michael Lewin attempts to guide you through the claims process in a courteous professional and expedient manner.
Call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302 to start your compensation claim for a knee injury at work our staff will fight to get the biggest pay-out they can.