Accidents at Work

An estimated 2.3 million people in Britain suffer from injury or illness caused or made worse by their current or previous work.

A report written by the Health and Safety Executive showed that employees who have suffered work injuries or illness are estimated to lose around £558 million a year in lost income and expenses. In addition they and their families suffer further in the form of pain, grief and loss of quality of life.

Types of Claim

Accidents at work occur in many different ways. The types of claims we have handled include

  • Defective or dangerous machinery
  • Slips, trips on debris, dangerous floors
  • Construction accidents
  • Failure to provide proper safety equipment (i.e. gloves, safety boots, glasses, visors etc.)
  • Lifting accidents (causing strain injuries to backs, other parts of the body and hernias)
  • Accidents caused by work colleagues
  • Fatal accidents
  • Accidents involving serious injury (including brain injury, amputation, paralysis etc.)

‘Workplace’ – what does it mean?

The law defines a ‘workplace’ very widely.  A workplace can include

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Power Stations
  • Boats/Railways

Compensation – What can be claimed?

If you have been injured as a result of an accident at work which was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering as well as for other reasonable losses and expenses which you/your family have or may incur. These expenses/losses could include:

  • Loss of earnings/commission/bonuses
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Care/assistance etc.

NO WIN NO FEE” – Guaranteed

Don’t worry about costs! We offer “NO WIN NO FEE” agreements so there is no risk to you in pursuing your claim.

How can we help?

Oxley & Coward has a specialist team of experienced lawyers dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of work accidents. We have membership of the specialist Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) From start to finish, we aim to make the whole claim process as simple and as easy as possible. Over the years we have helped thousands of Clients recover millions of pounds worth of compensation.

We offer a “NO WIN NO FEE” service to take the risk out of claiming.

Please email injury@oxcow.co.uk or for immediate advice, call on 01709 510999

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