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Returning to Work After an Accident Claim

Employers are under a duty to make sure that the workplace is safe and there are minimum risks of accidents occurring. If you have suffered an accident causing personal injury at work, and it was due to the fault of your employer, then you are able to claim for compensation from your employer and get your losses reimbursed. Usually accidents at the workplace are a consequence of falls or slips, due to handling of heavy items, use of dangerous equipment, using defective equipment, due to work processes that are fundamentally dangerous and due to improper supervision or training.

First and foremost, all accidents that happen at the workplace must be reported to the supervisor of the office or the staff member of the safety and health department. Then, an entry should be filed in the accident book of the company you work for. After these formalities, you can pursue a claim for compensation against your employer. Where the employer has breached his duties of providing you with a protected and safe environment he will be liable for resulting accidents and injuries. 

Some employees may feel that returning to work after an accident claim will be difficult as the employer may harbour a grudge against them. However an employer has no legal right to dismiss an employee because he/she has pursued a compensation claim.
Cooks Legal can deal with workplace accident claims on a no win no fee basis. We guarantee that you will receive 100% compensation as we recover our fees from the third party. 
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