Mr G suffered a shoulder and back injury at work and was awarded compensation after employing Michael Lewin Solicitors in London to take on his case.
Mr G a truck driver from Mansfield suffered from an accident at work. Mr G had returned his truck to works truck park on a snowy icy day. The truck park had not been gritted; this resulted in Mr G 55 slipping on the ice. The fall caused injuries to his back and shoulders.
With over 10 years? experience in the field of accidents at work Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to claim £4000.00 in compensation on behalf of Mr G.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury at work you may be entitled to compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London can assess your case to see if you have a valid claim.
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.
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 Solicitors have a team dedicated to dealing with accidents at work or in a public place. Accidents come in many forms so whether you have suffered anything from a slip trip or fall to a serious industrial accident we can help you.
If you think you have a valid claim for shoulder injury at work compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.