A man in his twenties from Portsmouth sought legal advice regarding work accidents from the personal injury experts at Michael Lewin after he was hurt in a fall at work; he receive valuable compensation advice from the team in Leeds who accepted his case on a no win no fee basis.
Mr B fell down an exposed manhole and injured his legs and knees. He didn?t spot the manhole because it had been covered up with cardboard. The fall left him in a lot of pain and suffering from multiple bruises and swelling.
Many accidents involving slips trips and falls in car parks or on roads and pavements are reported every year in the UK. In most cases involving accidents on roads or pavements it is usually the local authority that is responsible. Car parks on the other hand can be owned by a local authority a large organisation or even privately owned. Whoever owns or is in charge of the land is liable for any injuries a victim sustains as a result of a preventable accident. If health and safety regulations have been breached they will be found guilty of negligence.
The circumstances of Mrs B’s accident was analysed by the experienced work accidents personal injury claims team at Michael Lewin who subsequently accepted his claim for compensation at their office in Leeds on a no win no fee basis.
It is estimated that the cost to society each year for slips trips and falls in the UK 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
Mr B’s case represents a typical employer liability accident claim received by Michael Lewin which involves a slip trip or fall. In another similar case a lady from Leeds successfully claimed compensation when she tripped and fell into a pot hole in the road. They have a vast experience of this type of claim in the UK.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care.
If you require legal support and information relating to work accidents compensation claims in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.