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Work accidents result in injuries to thousands of employees in the UK every year, ranging from minor cuts or bruises to serious injuries and fatalities. Where an injury is caused by negligence on the part of an employer or fellow employee the injured person is likely to have a legal right to Work Accident Compensation.

Work accidents can happen for a variety of reasons including but not limited to; construction/building site accidents, falls from height at work or items being dropped from a height, slips, trips and falls where obstacles might be left on the workplace floor, negligence of fellow employees (with or without knowledge), forklift truck or other vehicle accidents, manual handling (lifting) injuries, accidents on the road whilst carrying out work or travelling to or from work.

All employers have a duty to protect their workers from injury or disease by;

  • Providing safe systems of work and ensuring that such systems are properly followed
  • Providing safe premises and making sure that premises are properly looked after and all hazards are properly identified
  • Providing plant, tools and equipment which are safe, properly maintained and suitable for the job
  • Providing competent employees and an adequate and effective system of supervision and training is available to all
  • Providing adequate and appropriate personal equipment eg. goggles, ear protectors, gloves, hard hats, masks

 Work Accident Compensation claims may be brought against an employer for breach of statutory or Common Law duty or, frequently, both. A breach of statutory duty may also result in a fine whether or not an accident results.

If you have been injured in a work accident in the last three years you can contact Cooks Legal who specialise in making claims for work accidents and we will be able to review your case. We provide a Free Legal Assessment and will run your case on a no win on fee basis.


I was kept informed at every step by my Solicitor. A First Class service.
Mrs A , Coventry£6,300

What We Did For Our Client...

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 £6,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.

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Start your No Win No Fee claim today. Simply complete the free Application Form and we will let you know straight away if you are likely to be legally entitled to compensation.

Whether you have suffered loss, injury or damage at home, on the road, at work, or in any other way due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to significant damages at law for pain and suffering, loss of wages, repair costs or any other losses attributable to the accident.

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