22 year old Mr W from Birmingham approached Michal Lewin Solicitors after he became the victim of a frightening and dangerous workplace accident; if you have been injured at work through no fault of your own like Mr W you can discuss a personal injury claim with Michael Lewin’s team in Leeds who will help you get on your way to claiming compensation.
Mr W was injured when he fell from some scaffolding at work. Past figures have indicated 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.
Michael Lewin have changed the lives of many workplace accident victims by successfully resolving their personal injury claim and securing them a settlement which gives them more time to recover and move on with their lives; the legal team based in Leeds are proud of their success rate and the exceptional customer care their clients have come to accept as part of the service.
All employers have a duty to their employees to provide adequate protection against injury in the workplace. In larger organisations this duty may be managed by another senior member of staff. However it is ultimately the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all health and safety regulations are being followed. If there is any breach of duty of care the onus is on the employer.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
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 want to discuss the no win no fee agreement if you have been injured in the workplace and want to discuss your accident and your options for making a compensation claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds today: 0844 499 9302