Mr G was awarded ?4500.00 in compensation after he slipped on a faulty step into the back of a works van; Michael Lewin Solicitors have handled many claims involving a van truck or HGV and will apply their expert knowledge and skills to every genuine accident compensation claim they accept in the UK.
Mr G was 54 years old when he fractured his coccyx after he slipped on a wet step into the back of a works van. The step was also faulty and combined with the slippery surface this caused him to fall very awkwardly. His injury was extremely painful and caused a significant amount of swelling around the base of his spine.
Mr G’s injury required him to take plenty of rest although sitting was also very painful. Compensation is awarded not only for any pain and suffering but also for loss of earnings if the victim of an accident needs to take time off of work to recover from their injuries. In some cases an injury may prevent the victim from continuing with a chosen job forcing them to change their career path. This is also taken into account when awarding compensation. This is also known as loss of amenity.
Michael Lewin work on a no win no fee basis which means that Mr G didn?t have to pay any legal costs these were charged to the third party.
Michael Lewin will help anyone who has been injured in a van truck or HGV accident regardless of the nature of the accident as long as the victim is not at fault they can make a compensation claim in the UK for their injuries.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service and maintenance records for the equipment will be thoroughly examined. If a known fault has failed to be reported or has been reported but not repaired this will be considered negligent.
Employers are not only responsible for creating a safe working environment but they must enforce it. They are responsible for any employees who are not following the correct health and safety procedures. They must also make sure that all employees are correctly trained. Failure to follow these responsibilities is a breach of duty of care.
If you have been injured in a van truck or HGV accident or suffered any slip trip or fall at work and would like legal advice regarding making a compensation claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.