Construction site accidents happen every day if the accident was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London helped Mr M claim over £2500.00 in compensation after he was injured at work.
Mr M from Eccles was working on a construction site when his accident happened. The construction site he was working on was constructing a bridge for track maintenance. Mr M fell through the girders that were being used to construct the bridge.
Mr M sustained injuries from his fall. Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr M pursue compensation and thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team of accident in the workplace lawyers Mr M was a warded a total of £2900.00 in compensation.
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.
Our construction site accidents specialist solicitors can help you claim compensation in London if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
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.
Construction is possibly one of the most dangerous areas to work in; adherence to health and safety rules is of the upmost importance in this particular industry. Unfortunately some employers do not follow health and safety guidelines and this is when most accidents happen.
If as an employee you feel that your employer has failed to either act or they have been negligent by an inaction which could reasonably have been predicted to cause an accident then you can take legal action to get compensation. Michael Lewin can provide detailed legal advice on the circumstances of your case.
f you need the help of one of our construction site accidents experts to help you claim compensation for an accident that was not your fault call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.