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Employee Compensation Claim

An Employee Compensation Claim is a claim which you can pursue if you have suffered an accident at work which is due to the fault of your employer. A good injury Solicitor will fully guide you in the procedures that employees have to follow in getting the compensation they are entitled to.

Work related accidents can cause many injuries including:
Back injuries
Head Injuries
Broken Limps
Work related physical injury or disease

The compensation you receive will cover the pain and suffering experienced as well as other losses. This can include the payment of medical bills, transport expenses and payments for loss of earnings because of your injury at work. Some accidents can cause long term injuries and permanent suffering, thus making a claim is important to maintain ones financial security, especially if you are rendered incapable of working.

Employers have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their employers and to protect them from risks. If an employer fails in their duty causing injury to the employee, they are leally entitled to bring a compensation claim against their employer.

Most employers are required by law to carry employer’s liability insurance. In this way employers are safeguarded from defending personal injury claims brought by employees.

Cooks Legal are specialist Solicitors who are experts in dealing with various kinds of personal injuries. We will deal with your wok accident claim in an efficient and effective manner.

Following an injury at work it is important to inform the employer about the injury and to seek proper medical attention. If you want to claim compensation you must pursue a claim within 3 years of the accident.

Some employees might feel that if they pursue a compensation claim the employer may dismiss him or her from their job. However an employer has no legal grounds to dismiss your for making a compensation claim.

There are many hazards in the workplace and injuries at work can be caused due to poor equipment maintenance or lack of training. Employers must take care that all machines and equipment are working properly. Accidents that occur at the workplace should be recorded properly in the accident book.

An employee compensation claim can be made easier with the help of experienced Solicitors. Cooks Legal will handle your claim on a no win no basis at no cost to you.
Trip on highway
Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J from London