Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr H claim compensation for a wrist injury that was sustained at work; our team of dedicated accident at work lawyers in London pursued compensation on Mr H’s behalf.
Mr H was at work sweeping out the rear of the trailer when his accident occurred. Whilst he was sweeping out the trailer Mr H tripped on a breaker cable that had been left trailing under the load of gravel chips.
When Mr H tripped he fell from the truck and suffered a broken wrist. Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to claim compensation for Mr h as the accident was not his fault. Mr H sustained an injury due to the negligence of others.
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.
If you think you are entitled to compensation for a wrist injury you have sustained at work or in a public place one of Michael Lewin’s London solicitors will be able to advise you about the best way to proceed with your case.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
All employers have a duty of care to ensure that their members of staff are kept safe and free from harm. If your employer fails to follow health and safety guidelines you should report it immediately before anyone gets hurt. If it is too late and an accident has occurred then Michael Lewin Solicitors are here for you.
To make a compensation claim for a wrist injury at work you need the help of the experts; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London have years of experience in dealing with compensation claims. Call us today on .
0844 499 9302.