Mr W asked Michael Lewin Solicitors for legal advice after he slipped on ice at work; Michael Lewin have dealt with many a claim for a slip trip fall or non-fault accident in the UK and they accepted his case on a no win no fee basis.
Mr W from Smethwick in the Midlands injured his shoulder when he slipped on ice in the yard at work. He was 62 years old at the time of his accident.
The accident was sudden and left Mr W in pain.
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.
Mr W made a claim against his employer for the injuries he sustained; Michael Lewin are highly qualified to deal with a claim for a slip trip or fall or any non-fault accident in the UK and they don?t ask for any money up front if the client is not to blame.
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.
When his claim was settled Mr W was awarded 100% of the compensation.
Slippery surfaces are a major health and safety risk anywhere and the consequences can be very serious.
If you would like to make a claim for a slip trip fall or any accident either at work or in a public place in the UK and think you may be entitled to compensation call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.