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Health and Safety Breach

It is the duty of the employer to take care of his employees and see that they are working in safe conditions. If the employer braches this duty causing injury to the employee they can be held liable under the law of negligence. The employer must thus ensure there is no health and safety breach and all people including contractors, employees and visitors are safe.

Employers are required to provide adequate equipment and also maintain such equipment. If the equipment or machinery being used in the office is faulty and an injury occurs due to this, the employer will be held responsible. An expert Solicitor will be able to help you in making a successful claim and win compensation for you. There can be many other reasons for an injury taking place like slips, falls and trips.

Manual handling injuries are commonly seen in many workplaces. It is the legal duty of the employer to assess the risk in the manual handling and avoid the need to undertake manual handling operations as far as is reasonably practicable. If manual handling can’t be avoided the employer should try to reduce the risk of injury. If the employer pays no attention to safety rules and regulations and this leads to an accident, he would be liable to pay compensation to the worker who has been injured. The workers can approach a Solicitor to claim compensation.

If there is a health and safety breach, you are entitled to claim compensation for subsequent injuries that have resulted. If you have suffered such an injury, you need medical attention as well as the advice of expert Solicitors. It is important to consult them as soon as possible because there are some time limits in making these claims. You must pursue a claim within 3 years of the accident occurring in order to get compensation.

Cooks Legal can help you take the case forward and help you win compensation. We provide a no win no fee service so that you do not have to pay legal expenses and you will receive full compensation for your injuries and losses.

Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London