With the help of Oakwood’s accident at work lawyers in London Mr M was able to secure compensation for his injuries following his accident in the workplace.
Mr M is a 32 year old car manufacturer from Newcastle. Mr M was working in a car manufacturing plant at the time of his accident. Mr M had slipped on some tools that had been left abandoned at the side of a conveyor belt. The tools had been left there but they were hidden from plain sight.
As a result of Mr M slipping on this hazard he suffered a very painful fractured scaphoid. The fracture in Mr M’s wrist took a period of time to heal so Mr M was subjected to prolonged suffering.
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 had an accident at work you should speak to one of our lawyers about claiming compensation in London. There are basic rules which must be followed to reduce the risk of slips either at work or in a public place. Failure to follow these rules can lead to liability for an accident and injury to another person. 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. Your employer should provide safety in the workplace training. This is particularly important in workplaces such as factories construction sites and manufacturing sites. Not only is the machinery dangerous but so is human error. But it is not just these industries that are prone to accidents at work; even offices are dangerous places with the risk of tripping on exposed wires or slipping on wet floors.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job.
If you have had an accident at work and it was not your fault speak to one of our lawyers today about claiming compensation in London. Phone Oakwood Solicitors: 0113200 9720.