Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you make a construction site accidents compensation claim; our professional legal team in London helped Mr S claim £4000.00 in compensation after he was injured on a building site.
Mr S from Surrey was working on a building site when his accident occurred. Mr S fell off the wall he was working on and sustained painful injuries. Had his employer provided the appropriate PPE whether that was harness and rope or scaffolding Mr S would not have been injured from his fall. Mr S consulted Michael Lewin Solicitors about making a claim.
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.
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.
Our specialist construction site accidents solicitors pursued Mr M’s compensation claim; thanks to the years of experience in dealing with compensation claims Michael Lewin Solicitors in London were able to claim £4000.00 for Mr M. All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care. The construction industry is a notoriously hazardous area to work in. All employers have to follow set health and safety guidelines. Failure to do so can result in a nasty accident. If employees are provided with the appropriate PPE the chances of being injured from an accident are significantly reduced.
If you need advice from a construction site accidents lawyer about pursuing a compensation claim call Michael Lewin London on 0844 499 9302.