Hazardous working conditions lead to substantial compensation awards
- AuthorKate Sweeney
Recently, a chip shop worker was awarded £55,000 in compensation after he fell through a concrete floor. His injuries were serious, and he now struggles with mobility. The case is a reminder that employees in all industry sectors have an obligation to provide a safe working environment for their staff members.
In any workplace, there are potential dangers which can lead to serious accidents. Apart from the more obvious things such as heavy machinery and vehicles, there are hazardous substances to handle, slippery floors to contend with and unsafe ladders to work with.
Even in the more sedentary atmosphere of an office, there are many potential dangers. Exposed electrical cables, chairs that offer inadequate lumbar support and unhygienic food areas can all lead to claims for work-related injuries and illnesses.
Workplace personal injury claims
Recently, a worker was awarded £50,000 after being injured by a pallet of marble tiles that hadn’t been properly secured. Over the years, many workers have been awarded significant sums of money after developing breathing problems due to working with asbestos.
Hazardous workplaces should not be tolerated and anyone who has suffered an injury/accident at work, or an illness or ongoing problems due to exposure to hazardous substances or poor working conditions should not feel intimidated about making a claim.
At Stephensons, our legal specialists offer a sympathetic, professional service and we have helped many workers win the highest possible compensation awards, getting them back on their feet as soon as possible, financially and health wise. Anyone who feels they may have a case against an employer should call us today on 0845 245 6601 to discuss the details in confidence.
By personal injury Partner, Kate Sweeney