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Workers Injury Compensation

There are thousands of people who suffer from injuries at work every year. In many instances, the accident or the injuries are not through the fault of the injured worker, but due to someone else’s fault. In case an injury is caused due to someone else’s negligence, there exists a right to compensation.

There are various regulations regarding the safety of workers. Workers Injury Compensation can be claimed by workers whose employer has acted negligently. It is the duty of the company to provide a workplace that is free from hazards, likely to cause serious physical injury or even death to the employees. The aim of such laws is to protect the workers’ and to enhance their welfare.

 Workers who suffer from injuries at work, or who have health problems that are caused due to or are directly related to the nature of their job are covered under the Workers Injury Compensation rules. Under such a compensation claim the worker is entitled to medical expenses and lost wages, loss of future earnings and transport costs in visiting hospitals. Thus the employee who is injured because of their job can recover their financial losses.

There are specific issues related to each case and only after exploring them, can the benefits that a worker is entitled to be determined. In order to successfully claim the compensation, the injured worker will have to prove that the employer was negligent and this resulted in the injury.

At times, the procedure of accidental claims can be complex and difficult, thus the injured person will need to hire the services of a Solicitor to guide them. Cooks Legal can advise you in the event you have suffered injuries at work.

Mrs A was a cook at a large hospital, she was injured when she tripped on a piece of vinyl flooring which had become raised. She suffered a soft tissue knee injury that brought forward pre-existing arthritis by 3 years and she was awarded £4,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.
"I was kept informed at every step by my Solicitor. A First Class service."
Mrs A of Coventry