A 21 year old man claimed compensation when he injured his knee during an accident at work that wasn?t his fault; lawyers at Oakwood have the expert legal skills to assist with any personal injury claim in the UK where negligence can be proved.

 In Accidents At Work - Case Study

Mr J from Spalding in Lincolnshire was picking fruit at work when he tripped over some string and sustained painful injuries to his left knee. The impact left him with tenderness and swelling and restricted the movement of his knee.

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.

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. Unfortunately trips and falls like Mr J’s which result in an accident at work are not uncommon; this means that the team of lawyers at Oakwood have excellent experience in dealing with accident compensation claims in the UK. Mr J’s claim was successfully resolved and he received 100% of the compensation.

Employers have breached health and safety regulations if regular checks are not highlighting any potential hazards in the work place. Oakwood’s clients can be confident that they are in the hands of experts who can guide them safely towards the maximum compensation. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.

Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.

If you have suffered an accident at work and need to talk to specialist personal injury lawyers in the UK call Oakwood Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302

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