When Mr O slipped in a public place and sustained a knee injury he contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors for professional legal advice regarding making a claim in the UK.
Mr O from Tetney hurt his knee as a result of an accident that wasn?t his fault. He sustained the injury when he tripped over an item which was sticking out from a freezer aisle. Slips trips and falls are a common cause of injuries in a public place and account for a vast amount of the public liability injury claims made each year.
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 accepted Mr O’s knee injury claim on a no win no fee basis as the accident wasn?t his fault; the team of solicitors have experienced many claims in the UK like Mr O’s and he was safe in the knowledge that his claim was in the hands of professionals.
If you land on your knee during a fall the impact can cause quite a lot of damage which results in pain swelling and restriction of movement. Every occupier of land or buildings has a duty of care to the general public who visit them. It can be a home shop office train bus park or factory.
Public liability is when someone hurts themselves because a third party has neglected this duty. If you can show that the third party which is the person or organization responsible for maintaining the property or outside space has been negligent you can make a public liability claim.
You may even be able to claim if you had an accident in a private home if the householder or landlord was responsible for your accident e.g. badly-lit steps or falling roof tile.
Mr O was awarded ?1800.00 in compensation for his knee injury. Michael Lewin’s clients always receive 100% of the compensation. If you would like to claim compensation for a knee injury or claim for any injury following an accident in the UK that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.