Mr M was awarded ?1900.00 when he was left with a back and knee injury after an accident at work; he contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors to make a claim for compensation with the help of the professional team of solicitors in the UK.
Mr M from the seaside town of Bridlington in East Yorkshire sustained a back and knee injury at work when he tripped over a bicycle.
Slips trips and falls cause many injuries in the workplace. It is crucial that employers ensure that all work areas are kept clean tidy and free of any obstacles that are potential trip hazards.
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 worked very hard to achieve the maximum compensation for Mr M’s back and knee injury claim following his accident at work; they recovered their legal costs from his employer so he received 100% of the compensation in the UK.
Sudden trips and falls cause the victim to fall awkwardly which commonly results in back and knee injuries. The awkwardness of the fall and the impact to the knee or back can depend on the severity of the injuries. Pain swelling and restriction of movement are usual.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
Mr M was awarded ?1900.00 in compensation for his injuries.
If you would like to make a claim for a back or knee injury at work or claim compensation for any injury following an accident in the UK that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.