Mr S sought the help of Michael Lewin’s expert rehabilitation compensation specialist in London after he was injured through no fault of his own.
Mr S was delivering food to a temple when his accident occurred. Mr S had to go up a ramp in order to deliver the food and the weather conditions were icy. This made the ramp an extremely dangerous hazard as it was icy and slippy.
Mr S slipped on the icy ramp as he was delivering the food and as a result sustained a fractured ankle. Fractures take a minimum of six weeks to heal this means that there is at least a six week rehabilitation period for a simple fracture. More complex fractures and ones requiring surgery may take longer if physiotherapy is required.
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting lowering carrying pushing or pulling. But it’s not just a case of ‘pulling something’ due to the weight of the item although this can be a cause of injury. Injuries can be caused because of the amount of times you have to pick up or carry an item the distance you are carrying it the height you are picking it up from or putting it down at (picking it up from the floor putting it on a shelf above shoulder level) and any twisting bending stretching or other awkward posture you may get in whilst doing a task.
Michael Lewin’s rehabilitation compensation specialist in London can help you pursue a claim if you have had to spend time rehabilitating after an accident.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
In many smaller businesses the owner will take the responsibility for the health and safety whilst in larger organisations there may be a few staff with health and safety issues as their full time role.
When it comes to duty of care the primary job of the competent person is to carry out a risk assessment. This needs to identify the health and safety risks of each employee in the workplace.
The outcome of the risk assessment may vary according to the size of an organisation. If it has five or more employees a competent person has to keep a record of the assessment’s results.
Michael Lewin Solicitors will also pursue compensation for any loss of income you have had to suffer and also for any additional costs you have had to pay for whilst rehabilitation; such as prescription charges. To speak to our rehabilitation compensation specialist in London call Michael Lewin today on0844 499 9302.