When a 30 year old man from Tenterden slipped on a muddy ramp at work he contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors who have previously dealt with claims relating to an hgv lorry accident; they asked for no payment up front to make a compensation claim in the UK.
Mr W from Tenteden in Kent was left in pain through no fault of his own when he slipped at work on a muddy ramp into the back of a lorry. He suffered a fractured scaphoid in his wrist which is a common injury sustained when a hand is outstretched during a fall.
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.
Michael Lewin are highly qualified to deal with cases relating to a hgv lorry accident; they work very hard with every compensation claim in the UK to ensure their clients receive the maximum compensation for their injuries.
A scaphoid wrist fracture commonly leads to bruising and swelling around the area which is painful for the victim.
Michael Lewin accepted Mr W’s claim for his injuries on a no win no fee basis and he received 100% of the compensation.
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 have been injured in an hgv lorry accident or 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.