Our catastrophic and serious accident at work solicitors are specialists in representing clients who have sustained very serious and life-long injuries including:
- amputations and limb loss
- brain injuries
- cauda equina syndrome (CES)
- complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- spinal cord injuries
We recognise that those who have been seriously and catastrophically injured require a lifetime of assistance and not purely just in the initial days following an accident.
Where appropriate we will seek to secure early interim compensation payments to ease financial hardship. We also work closely with our employment lawyers to provide assistance in terms of any related employment issues. Our Catastrophic Work Injury Lawyers will also consider the appropriateness of personal injury trusts to ensure that benefits are protected and will work with our private client solicitors to arrange any Court of Protection needs should the injured individual be unable to manage their own financial affairs.
Common circumstances leading to a serious and catastrophic accident at work compensation claim
The range of work scenarios that our serious injury lawyers have advised upon is vast and includes, but is not limited to:
- health & safety breaches
- falling from height claims
- crushing Injuries
- agricultural accidents
- construction site accidents
- defective machinery
- hit by a falling or moving object
Duty of care
All employers have a legal duty to reasonably protect their employees and provide them with a safe and secure work environment. Obligations include the provision of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safe systems of work and appropriate job training. If you have been let down by your employer and been harmed whilst working then our serious and catastrophic accident at work lawyers may be able to assist you.
Employers and individuals in control of work premises are also required to report accidents to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) using the RIDDOR reporting system.
Businesses are legally obliged to have Employer’s Liability Insurance in place and if you are successful in your ‘no win, no fee’ accident at work compensation claim, it is the company’s Employer’s Liability Insurers who are likely to pay the compensation award.
Fatality and dependency compensation claims
Unfortunately, some workplace accidents result in death and in these circumstances it is possible for the family to bring a fatality compensation claim and potentially pursue a dependency compensation claim.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious or catastrophic accident at work and you would like to discuss a personal injury claim or a dependency claim please call our serious and catastrophic Personal Injury (PI) lawyers on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.
If the matter is particularly urgent we can arrange for a solicitor to meet you at home or at hospital.