When Mrs O sustained a shoulder injury during a fall in the warehouse at work and wanted to make a personal injury claim Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds were delighted to help.
61 year old Mrs O? accident was caused by someone carelessly leaving shiny cardboard on the floor of the warehouse at work. This careless error caused Mrs O to slip and fall. She was left suffering from shoulder impingement syndrome and shock.
The injuries left Mrs O in pain and suffering from a severe restriction of mobility in her shoulder. She found it painful to lift her arm up above her head and was not able to reach up behind her back. She found some daily chores impossible to cope with such as vacuuming.
When compensation is being awarded all of these things are taken into account. Apart from the injury itself the impact on daily activities such as being able to work drive or manage daily household chores is also considered. The recovery time is also taken into account. How long will recovery from the injury take? Is a full recovery expected? How long will the physical effects affect the victims? daily life? Your solicitor will go through everything with you to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation.
Personal injury claims are a vast and complicated area of the law but an area in which Michael Lewin are highly proficient; Mrs O was able to get her shoulder injury at work assessed and make a claim for damages thanks to the skills and knowledge shared by Michael Lewin’s personal injury team in Leeds.
It is crucial that employers enforce strict health and safety procedures in the workplace. They are liable for any accidents which are caused by negligence as this means by law that they have violated their duty of care. They are responsible for any employees who are not following the correct procedures so they have to make sure that all their staff are fully trained and sticking to the rules.
Employers of any size of organisation have got to arrange for a plan which identifies and tries to ameliorate all identified risks in the workplace. This is the law. A health and safety policy must be in place taking into account the aforementioned risks. This policy should mention all the provisions which that company makes to protect their employees? health and safety.
This policy should be available for all employees to view and comment on at all times. The provisions which are mentioned in the health and safety policy document should all be able to be seen by employees.
If you have been involved in an accident that wasn?t your fault It doesn?t matter what kind of injury you have sustained whether it’s a shoulder injury back injury or head injury if you have been hurt at work and you weren?t at fault you are entitled to make a claim Michael Lewin’s legal advisors in Leeds are waiting to take your call: 0844 499 9302.