Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you claim compensation for a slip trip or fall; our expert team of accident in the workplace lawyers in London will endeavour to get you the compensation you deserve.
Mrs W was on her way to the lavatories at work when she slipped on a wet floor. The wet floor had not been marked clearly as per health and safety guidelines.
Mrs W suffered damage to the ligaments in her knee as a result of the accident. Mrs W sought advice from Michael Lewin Solicitors experts in claiming compensation for accidents in the workplace and we pursued compensation on her behalf.
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. If you think you are entitled to compensation for a slip trip or fall that was not your fault Michael Lewin’s experienced workplace solicitors in London will be able to offer you advice about making a claim.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
Many accidents happen in the workplace due to water hazards on the floor. Training should be given to all staff regarding mopping up and hazards immediately before an accident occurs; a hazard sign should be placed around the spillage to warn others with the employee finds appropriate cleaning equipment.
Call Michael Lewin Solicitors on 0844 499 9302 if you want to pursue compensation for a slip trip or fall in London.