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The workplace should be safe and free from hazards, but unfortunately accidents do happen. If the accident has been caused by negligence of your employer, you could be entitled to compensation.

Sometimes the injuries caused by the accident can be minor, but other times the injuries can be very serious and lifechanging. The more serious the injury, the more compensation you will receive.

It is therefore essential you get the best legal advice to make sure your claim is not only successful, but that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for the type of injury you have suffered.

 

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Burns and Lacerations at Work

Sometimes cuts and grazes can be minor, but sometimes lacerations can lead to permanent scarring, which can be embarrassing if the scarring is visible. A single noticeable scar with some minor cosmetic defect can justify awards between £2,080.00 and £6,870.00, however more serious scarring could justify an award up to £19,930.00. Burns cause a greater…

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Claims For Accidents Caused By Colleagues

A common cause of injuries at work is due to the negligence of fellow workers. Your employer can be ‘vicariously liable’ for the actions of other workers, so the claim could run against your employer rather than your colleague personally. In some cases, it can be a practical joke gone wrong, a colleague leaving an…

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Construction Site Claims

Construction sites can be dangerous places if they are not appropriately organised and kept safe. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can lead to accidents occurring. Common examples of where things can go…

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Crushing Injuries

As solicitors, a common type of injury we see on a day to day basis is what we call a crushing injury, which involves a part of the body being crushed, usually fingers or toes. This could be due to items being dropped or being trapped in doors or work equipment. These types of injuries…

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Faulty Work Equipment Claims

Whether you work in a factory or an office, there is always a risk that work equipment can be dangerous and cause accidents. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can lead…

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Foot and Ankle Injuries at Work

Injuries to the foot and ankle are common where people have tripped on uneven surfaces and rolled over on the ankle. This can make walking and other tasks very difficult, causing pain and inconvenience. The guidelines state that modest ankle injuries warrant an award up to £12,050.00, however where recovery is complete within any ongoing…

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Hand and Finger Injuries at Work

Injuries to the hands and fingers are very common injuries that can have a very detrimental effect on daily living. There is a whole range of guidance as to how much these cases are worth, with total loss of an index finger warranting an award of £16,420.00 and amputation of a little finger being £7,580.00…

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Head and Facial Injuries at Work

Head injuries can be serious and can cause severe pain and discomfort, with accompanying headaches. A minor brain or head injury can attract an award of between £1,940.00 and £11,200.00 depending in the presence of headaches, extent of continuing symptoms, severity of the initial injury and the time taken to recover. If facial injuries are…

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Inadequate Training Claims

Accidents can happen if you haven’t received the appropriate training. Whilst there are different regulations that apply to the workplace regarding training, general provisions can be found in The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Common examples of accidents which have occurred due to inadequate training include injuries caused by complex work…

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Knee and Leg Injuries at Work

Trip, slips and accidents at work can often result in injuries to the knee and leg, making it difficult to walk or carry out everyday tasks. Taking into account this inconvenience, moderate knee injuries where a recovery has been complete will attract an award of £5,250.00 however where there is continuous aching or discomfort this…

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Manual Handling Claims

Manual handling can be dangerous if the appropriate equipment is not provided. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can lead to accidents occurring. Common examples of where things can go wrong includes inadequate lifting…

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Neck and Back Injuries at Work

Not only can accidents cause injuries to the spine, they can also make existing injuries or general wear and tear a lot worse. In personal injury claims you may often hear reference to an accident causing an exacerbation (making worse) or an acceleration (bringing forward) of symptoms. These types of injuries can still be worth…

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Claims

Injuries can be caused by inadequate or defective personal protective equipment (PPE). The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however, unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can lead to accidents occurring. Common examples of this include defective goggles, gloves or…

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Shoulder, Elbow and Arm Injuries at Work

Injuries to the upper limb can cause severe discomfort and have a detrimental effect on day to day life. Early physiotherapy is essential to ensure a person gets back to their pre-accident state as quickly as possible, however for some a full recovery is not always possible. Minor shoulder injuries in where the symptoms have…

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Trip or Slip Claims

The workplace can be dangerous if is it not appropriately organised and kept safe. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can lead to accidents occurring. There are a number of accidents which…

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Work at Height Claims

Working at height can be dangerous if appropriate equipment is not provided or if conditions aren’t correct. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can may cause accidents. Common examples of where things can go…

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