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No Win No Fee solicitors
Serious injury experts

Accidents at work

Although accidents at work are fairly common, thankfully, employees suffering very serious and catastrophic injuries at work is a relatively rare occurrence. Despite this, we are regularly instructed in cases where employees have sustained significant injuries whilst at work. Often these accidents are caused or contributed to by the fault of the employer.

By law, employers have a duty to take reasonable care of their employees’ health and safety when they are at work. Some of the common areas where employers may become liable are by:


  • Failing to provide a safe system of work;

  • Failing to provide adequate training;

  • Failing to provide a safe place of work;

  • Failing to provide suitable equipment or machinery;

  • Failing to employ competent members of staff.


We have an excellent record in handling these types of cases, ensuring that our clients are able to concentrate on their recovery, accessing private rehabilitation treatment with our assistance.

We work hard on behalf of our clients to achieve the best possible outcome and maximise the amount of compensation for the injuries and losses suffered.

Disclosure

In order to prove that an employer has failed to meet the necessary requirements to protect their employees, we need to request and then review all the available evidence.

Inevitably, in some cases, the employer will be reluctant to disclose evidence that will prove they failed to protect their employee. We have extensive experience when employers are difficult or obstructive. Rest assured we have the necessary expertise and will use all legal remedies available to us including making applications to Court to compel an employer to disclose evidence. You therefore do not need to worry if your employer becomes problematic as we have the necessary skills and experience to overcome any hurdles that our put in our way.

Expert evidence

Workplace accidents often require evidence from an expert who will be asked to provide an opinion regarding industry standards. The expert, usually an engineer, will also provide detailed advice regarding many other relevant factors including the layout of the place of work, the sequence in which work is carried out, the methods used, the provision of instructions and the provision of proper warnings and notices.

We have excellent relationships with some of the leading UK experts and barristers in this area.

We have recently acted or are currently acting in cases involving traumatic amputations of limbs and hands/fingers on production lines or by machinery, severe orthopaedic injuries after a fall through scaffolding, falling objects, explosions, crushing accidents involving forklift trucks and severe burns due to high temperature and chemicals.

Client stories

    • Type of injury: Head and spinal
    • Cause: Accident at work
    • Settlement: A seven figure sum on a 100% liability basis
    • Comments: Anthony sustained a serious head injury at work when he fell from a platform into an inspection pit. He was taken to hospital and his head injury was treated but he was not sent for any radiological investigations. Days after being discharged our client returned to hospital due to the continued pain that he was feeling where it was determined that he had at least one fracture to his neck along with possible spinal cord damage.