Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to use their experience and expertise to help Mrs D get compensation for an industrial accident at work; Mrs D made a claim for her injury and the expert team of lawyers at Michael Lewin sought compensation against her employer in the UK.
Mrs D from Plymouth was 47 years old when she had an accident at work which wasn?t her fault. She was walking around a machine and slipped on thin veneer of oil which was leaking from the same machine. She injured her elbow as a result of the fall.
1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?
Michael Lewin have dealt with an industrial accident claim on many occasion and the lawyers were able to use their expertise in the UK to negotiate the maximum compensation for Mrs D.
Slips trips and falls are common in the workplace and it is often an outstretched arm which results in a painful hand arm wrist or elbow injury.
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.
Mrs D was awarded 100% of the compensation for her 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.
If you have sustained an injury as a result of an industrial accident and would like to discuss a claim with lawyers in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.