When Mrs O sustained a shoulder injury at work and wanted to claim compensation she called Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK who have extensive experience in employer liability cases.
Mrs O from Llanelli in Wales was 61 years old when she was left shocked and in pain after an accident at work. She slipped on some shiny cardboard which someone had left on the warehouse floor. Apart from the shock she sustained impingement syndrome in her shoulder.
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.
The Michael Lewin team accepted Mrs B’s case for her shoulder injury at work on a no win no fee basis; they are highly qualified to deal with any accident claim at work in the UK and will not ask their clients for any payment if they are not at fault.
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.
Impingement syndrome also known as swimmers syndrome or throwers shoulder is painful and can lead to weakness and loss of movement in the shoulder.
Mrs O received 100% of the compensation for her injury.
Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury at work or any injury as a result of a slip trip or fall and think you may be entitled to claim compensation in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.