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Time Off from Injuries at Work

Injuries at work are a very common occurrence now. Injuries at work can be caused due to a variety of reasons including accidents due to faulty equipment, lifting and moving heavy goods and contact with hazardous materials. Depending on the nature of injuries the employee may require long term sickness leave. Time off from injuries at work can be important for the employee to make a full recovery.

An employer has a duty to look after the health and safety of employees. This includes the provision of safe premises, competent co-workers, adequate equipment and machinery and safe systems of work. If a breach of this duty is committed by an employer the employee may be entitled to make a compensation claim against them.

Risk assessments can help to identify any health and safety hazards at the workplace. Once risks have been identified the employer must either remove or reduce the risk of injury. It may be necessary to change work equipment or provide protective clothing to reduce the risk of injury.

An employee needs time off from injuries at work to fully recover and return to their pre-accident condition. Sometimes it won’t be possible for employees to return to their pre-accident state due to the severity of the injury. Cooks Legal can pursue your work accident claim on a no win no fee basis, at no cost to you.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly