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Work Accident Compensations

Injuries can take place anywhere, at home, on the road, public places and even at the workplace. While at the workplace, it is the responsibility of the employer to see that the place of work is safe and secure so that employees are not at risk. Injuries at the workplace can be of many types including, leg or hand injuries, head injuries and back injuries. Such injuries can be suffered in a variety of situations including inhalation of toxic substances, trips, slips, manual handling and other situations. Serious injuries can take place when workers are handling heavy equipment, faulty machinery, handling fire and chemicals. If the workers are under trained, this may also be a reason for the accident taking place.

Serious work injuries can prove to be disastrous for the worker as they can be rendered handicapped for life and may in some cases cause the death of the worker. In such cases, when the worker meets with an accident and fault lies with the employer, he/ she can sue the employer for work accident compensations.

Work accident compensations is the legal and civil right of an employee who has suffered physical pain and monetary losses as a result of an accident. The worker shouldn’t fear being dismissed as a result of the claim as an employer has no legal right to dismiss an employee for reason of making a compensation claim.

If you have undergone any injury and accident at the workplace, then it is important that you pursue a claim and get your injuries and losses reimbursed. It is important to make sure that you act on time and make the claim within three years of the date of occurrence of the accident. If you make a timely claim, it will be easier for you to prove the case in your favour. This is so as there will be fresh evidences regarding the accident and the witnesses will also have fresh memories of what happened. If you make a claim later than three years, then the claim will be time-barred and stand invalid by the court of law.

As claiming for work accident compensation is a legal matter, it is advisable to contact a personal injury Solicitor to help you with the proceedings. Cooks Legal will make their best efforts to help you win the case and earn the maximum amount of compensation possible. We work on a no win no fee basis, so there are no costs for you to pay and you will be awarded 100% compensation in a successful claim.

Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks