When Mr H slipped on ice at work and sustained a wrist injury he contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors for professional legal advice regarding making a claim in the UK.
19 year old Mr H from Llandeilo in South Wales suffered soft tissue damage to his wrist after he slipped and fell on an icy driveway at the building site where he was working.
Falls often result in soft tissue damage as a result of an outstretched hand. Employees should be protected against slips and falls and as in the case of Mr H employers can often be liable for any injuries that may occur in the workplace.
Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment.
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.
All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employers not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.
In many smaller businesses the owner will take the responsibility for the health and safety whilst in larger organisations there may be a few staff with health and safety issues as their full time role.
Michael Lewin accepted Mr H’s wrist injury claim on a no win no fee basis because he was not to blame for his accident; their legal fees get paid by the third party in the UK so their clients don?t have to pay any money up front.
1974 CHAPTER 37 Health and safety act was: ?An Act to make further provision for securing the health safety and welfare of persons at work for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition possession and use of dangerous substances and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.?
Mr H’s claim for compensation was successful and he received 100% of the compensation. Michael Lewin aim for the maximum amount of compensation and endeavour to settle each claim and get the money to their clients as quickly as possible.
If you would like to claim compensation for a wrist injury or claim for any injury following an accident in the UK that wasn?t your fault call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.