Miss B was awarded compensation after an office accident; her claim was settled quickly by Michael Lewin Solicitors in London.
Miss B from Norwich was walking into the staff kitchen at the offices where she worked when she slipped and fell on a wet floor. The floor had just been mopped but there were no warning signs in place to indicate this.
As a result of the slip Miss B suffered soft tissue injuries to her knee and back. Michael Lewin Solicitors pursued Miss B’s claim and she was awarded £1500.00 in compensation.
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.
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.
If you have been involved in an office accident and you have been injured as a result you may be able to make a claim; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London will be able to assess whether or not you have a claim over the phone.
A wet floor in an office is a serious slipping hazard and can cause long term injuries; health and safety laws now state that it should be clearly marked for all to see when there is a freshly mopped floor. The same applied to any spillages on the floor; a notice should be clearly visible to help prevent slips and falls.
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.
If you have been involved in an office accident and you want to start a claim speak to one of the caring and sympathetic staff at Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today. Phone: 0844 499 9302.