A young man in his twenties sought legal advice from Michael Lewin after he sustained neck and shoulder injuries due to work accident; he was reassured that he was entitled to claim compensation and the solicitors in Leeds promised they would strive for the maximum settlement for his injuries and keep him informed every step of the way throughout his case.
A victim of a work accident has suffered enough and is often scared of the legal complications surrounding a compensation claim and hesitant at entering into a long drawn out legal battle which can add even more stress than they have already.
Mr S was injured when he slipped on a freshly mopped floor at work. There were no wet floor signs in sight which is a major breach of health and safety regulations. He fell very awkwardly and hurt his neck and left shoulder.
Wet floor signs are vital to prevent accident like Mr S’s occurring. This in turn avoids employers being faced with huge legal bills when they are found to have breached their duty of care.
Michael Lewin helped Mr S with his work accident compensation claim dedicating themselves to securing a resolution as quickly as possible; the team of solicitors in Leeds gave him the best legal advice possible whilst remaining caring and understanding at a stressful time for him.
There are basic rules which must be followed to reduce the risk of slips at work like the one suffered by Mr S. 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.
If you have suffered a work accident and are seeking compensation for your injuries don?t hesitate to contact Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds for professional and caring legal support: 0844 499 9302.