Accidents at Work
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Accidents at Work

Accidents at work are a major source of compensation claims in the UK. Employers have a duty to ensure workplace safety for their employees both at Common Law and under safety regulations imposed by numerous statutes eg The Health and Safety At Work Act.

There are many types of industrial accidents such as :-

If you are injured in an accident at work and your employer is to blame you would be entitled to bring a claim for compensation due to negligence or Breach of Statutory or quite possibly both. Even if an accident is caused by a fellow worker, you can still bring a claim since employers are vicariously liable for negligent acts of their employees.

If it is felt that the accident was partly your fault your fault your claim may be reduced. This called Contributory Negligence and your compensation would be reduced in proportion to the extent to which you are held to be responsible.

Employers are required by law to carry Employers Liability Insurance to ensure that funds are available to compensate employees injured at work.

Accident Types
Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case