A 20 year old man from Boston Spa was awarded compensation when he sustained injuries in the factory where he worked; Michael Lewin are experts in claims relating to factory accidents and will pursue a compensation claim in the UK for their clients on a no win no fee basis.
It was close to Christmas when Mr J was injured at work after he slipped on a greasy factory floor.
A slippery floor is a hazard to anyone regardless of their age or ability and employers are liable for any dangerous conditions that exist in the workplace.
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.
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.
Factories are notoriously one of the most hazardous environments to work in and Michael Lewin have dealt with plenty of factory accidents like Mr J’s; they have handled many a compensation claim in the UK as a result of accidents where their clients were not at fault. Mr J didn?t have to pay Michael Lewin any money up front.
When a settlement was reached for Mr J’s claim he received 100% of the compensation for his injury. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
If you need legal advice regarding factory accidents and would like to make a compensation claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302