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Claiming for a work accident

Although the UK government has regularly introduced regulations to improve industrial safety, accidents at work remain a common problem. Whilst most of the accidents are minor allowing the victim to recover completely, there are still many which result in varying degrees of permanent disability and of course fatalities.

Any worker injured in an industrial accident will almost certainly be entitled to compensation if he can show that the injury resulted from his employer being in breach of his Common Law duty of care or a duty imposed by of one or more of the many statutes relating to workplace health and safety. In fact the existence of so much health and safety legislation means that it is easier for an employee to make a successful claim against his employer than in other litigation situations.

Employees who suffer work injury, even minor, should pursue a claim against their employer - not simply to receive their rightful compensation but also because injury claims draw attention to shortcomings in industrial safety and in the long term should help to improve it.

If you have been involved in an accident at work caused by an act or omission of your employer or a fellow worker you should pursue a claim for compensation. It is advisible to consult a personal injury solicitor to help you decide on the action needed to ensure that your claim is correctly handled and that you receive all the compensation which is due.

Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for victims of accidents and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case if you complete our Online Application Form. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis.

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Mrs A was a cook at a large hospital, she was injured when she tripped on a piece of vinyl flooring which had become raised. She suffered a soft tissue knee injury that brought forward pre-existing arthritis by 3 years and she was awarded £4,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.
"I was kept informed at every step by my Solicitor. A First Class service."
Mrs A of Coventry

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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