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Work injuries

Employees who suffer personal injury or contract disease arising as a result of their employment may be entitled to financial compensation if it can be shown that the injury was caused by negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of their employer. Liability may also fall on the employer if the injury was caused by a fellow worker as employers are required to provide competent employees and are vicariously for their acts or omissions.

Proving that the employer is liable is one aspect of the claim but it is also necessary to quantify the amount of compensation to which the claimant is entitled. There are various headings under which compensation may be payable such as :-

  1. Pain and suffering
  2. Permanent disability or disfigurement
  3. Loss of past or future earnings
  4. Medical, surgical or nursing expenses, prescription charges
  5. Other expenses incurred eg. transport
  6. Costs of paying for housework, gardening etc if the claimant can no longer carry them out
  7. Gratuitious assistance such as unpaid help from friends/family
  8. Loss of or damage to property.

Proof of liability and quantification of the claim are complex issues for which the services of an experienced personal injury solicitor are essential. Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing solely with claims for the victims of accidents and operates on a" No Win No Fee" basis.

If you have suffered a work injury in the last three years you may be entitled to compensation. If you would like a free legal assessment of your case, please complete the Application Form. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Public Liability
Pedestrian Fall from Bicycle
Miss H was knocked off her bicycle when her front tyre struck a loose paving stone jutting into the road. She sustained a head injury causing severe short term memory loss and mood swings. After 2 years her original Solicitors withdrew from the case as they believed her claim had less than a 50% chance of succeeding. Miss H contacted Cooks who agreed to represent her on a No win No fee basis.

Within 18 months the matter was resolved and Miss H received a settlement cheque of £300,000.00. She told us
"Thank you Cooks for believing in me and my claim. My Solicitor was always available to me and happy to explain each step of the process. The only surprise was how much you managed to obtain for me without the need to go to trial. I will tell all my friends about your great service."
Miss H from London

See how much your claim could be worth.

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