Mr G asked Michael Lewin Solicitors for legal advice when he was injured after he slipped getting into the back of a van; Michael Lewin have dealt with many slip trip or fall claims and will accept any genuine accidents and claims for compensation in the UK on a no win no fee basis.

Mr G from Stockport fractured his coccyx when he slipped on a defective step into back of a works van which was wet and slippery.

Basic risk assessment can generally avoid accidents like Mr G’s. A fractured coccyx is a painful injury involving bruising swelling and more severe pain during movement.

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.

Mr G claimed for his injuries with the help of Michael Lewin’s team of solicitors; the team have the expertise to deal with any claim for a slip trip fall and non-fault accidents and will strive to achieve the maximum compensation in the UK.

Mr G was awarded ?4500.00 for his injury when his case was concluded. He received 100% of the compensation.

Slippery surfaces are a major health and safety risk anywhere and the consequences can be very serious.

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.

If you want to make a claim for a slip trip fall or any accidents either at work or in a public place and think you may be entitled to compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.

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