A 63 year old woman instructed Michael Lewin Solicitors to manage her work accident compensation claim in the UK after she sustained injuries during a fall at work.
Mrs P from London was injured when she slipped on a wet floor at work. Over a third of all major injuries reported in the work place each year in the UK are caused by a slip or a fall. It is the most common cause of injuries in the work place. It is a fact that so many of these injuries could have been avoided if basic housekeeping rules were followed.
Employers are duty bound to ensure that all their employees are working in a safe environment. This means that it is their responsibility to make sure that all health and safety procedures are adhered to. This means that the onus is on them if any of their staff are negligent. An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
If floors are wet the appropriate signage should be put in place immediately to warn people of the hazard. Regular checks should be made to ensure that any spillages are dealt with immediately. Entrances to work should have non-slip matting for people to wipe their feet and suitable drainage to reduce the amount of water around the area.
The team at Michael Lewin accepted Mrs P’s work accident compensation claim after analysing all of the details of her accident; Michael Lewin will take on claims in the UK on a no win no fee basis once they have established third party liability.
Michael Lewin have a fantastic knowledge of employer liability claims and have been instructed to deal with many cases involving slips and falls. They successfully resolved a claim made by Mr C from Hull after he injured his knee when he slipped on ice in the depot at work. He was awarded ?4000.00.
Compensation is awarded for everything that the client suffers as a result of the accident. It takes into account physical mental emotional and financial suffering. If your injuries are likely to affect you for some time or even force you to make permanent changes to your life this will be calculated in to your compensation award. This part of the claim can add up to thousands in some cases.
If you want to find out how much you may be entitled to for your work accident and need advice on making a compensation claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK today: 0844 499 9302.