Mrs B from Long Eaton made an industrial accident claim using Michael Lewin Solicitors in London. Thanks to Michael Lewin Solicitors Mrs B’s claim was settled quickly and with little fuss.
Mrs B slipped on some water that was leaking on to the floor in her workplace. When Mrs B slipped she landed on her upper thigh and hip. Mrs B was 60 years of age when her accident occurred.
As a result of the accident Mrs B developed bursitis of the left hip. Bursitis of the hip is a problem that causes pain over the outside of the upper thigh. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that allows motion between two uneven surfaces to go smoothly. If the bursal sac becomes inflamed like it did with Mrs B pain occurs as a result of the tendon having to move over the bone.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
You may be entitled to make an industrial accident claim if you have been injured at work; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London will assess your case over the phone to see if you have a valid claim.
Many industrial accidents occur as a result of employees slipping on spills and leaks. Vigilance in the workplace is key to avoiding accidents; employers should have hazard signs for staff to put out if they spot a slipping hazard in the workplace. All spills and leaks should be reported immediately to prevent accidents in the workplace occurring.
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.
For industrial accident claim advice or to get your claim started call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London on: 0844 499 9302.