Head Injury

Work Related Head Injury

Head injuries suffered in the workplace can range from a minor knock causing bruising to a serious brain injury. Whatever the severity, head injuries are painful and the most serious can be life altering. Even minor head injuries can lead to headaches, dizziness and problems with vision. Employers have a duty to implement health and safety measures to ensure their staff and any visitors are following safe practices and suitable measures are in place. Most head injuries in the workplace are preventable.

At Injury Lawyers UK we have vast experience in dealing with workplace accident claims and have a history of success in fully securing compensation for victims and their families. We understand that it is not just about the physical pain you have been through. The emotional trauma can affect both yourself and your family not to mention any loss of earnings and treatment costs.

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Types of Claim

The most common reasons for a workplace head injury are:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Falling objects
  • Vehicle crash

The head is a very delicate area of the body and the injuries it can suffer vary. It may fall into one of the following categories:

  • Bruising
  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Fractured Skull
  • Brain Damage
  • Problems with vision
  • Dizziness

Whilst these injury types are mostly physical, the long term effects of head injuries can be devastating. It is not uncommon for brain injuries to lead to other problems such as difficulty sleeping, depression, memory loss and concentration difficulties. These may be a direct result of the injury or the consequences from the emotional trauma of the accident and recovery. This can not only have a major impact on your life but also on your family. Whatever the circumstances, Injury Lawyers UK want to hear from you. If your employer has not met full health and safety standards, they may be liable.

Am I Eligible to Make a Claim?

If you have suffered a head injury in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, Injury Lawyers UK can assess your potential claim. Our experienced team of lawyers will talk through your case with you and help and advise regarding starting possible legal proceedings. We run a no win, no fee policy so you will not be required to pay anything unless compensation is secured.

How Can I Claim?

At Injury Lawyers UK we understand how stressful it is to have your life affected by a workplace injury. We will always try to secure the maximum amount of compensation available so that you get the justice you deserve. Contact us on 0800 1123 156, or fill out our personal injury enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

Fatal Work Accidents

Fatal Injury Claim

Due to better health and safety standards and working practices, fatal injuries in the workplace are an uncommon occurrence. Unfortunately, they do still occur and when they do, the devastation left behind is huge.

If this fatal injury was caused by an accident that was someone else’s fault, then there may be a case for a compensation claim.

Whilst this definitely won’t be the first thing that the family members and loved ones consider, compensation could be vital in ensuring the family can carry on. For example, if a husband was the sole earner in a household and was killed in a workplace accident, the family he left behind have no way of paying bills or supporting themselves. Compensation would help enable them to do this.

Here, at Injury Lawyers UK, we can take the stress away from making a claim. We are experienced in making successful claims, operate on a no win no fee basis and will deal with the claim in the compassionate and empathetic way it deserves.

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Types of Claim

Employers have a duty of care to all employees to ensure that they are safe from accidents and injuries. This includes providing workers with safety training and adequate and necessary equipment and tools. It also means ensuring that the workplace is free from hazards and safety equipment such as high vis jackets and hard hats are provided.

Common causes of workplace fatal injury include:

  • Falling from a height
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Being hit by a falling or moving object

No matter how the accident which lead to a loved one’s death occurred we will be able to pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf.

Is a Claim Possible?

If a loved one has been killed in a workplace accident, and it was as a result of negligence of the employer or a third party, then a claim may be possible. Basically, any case where the employer’s duty of care has been breached may qualify for a compensation claim

Getting in touch with us is free and we always work on a no win, no fee basis meaning there is no financial cost or risk to you of making a claim. We can provide you with advice and let you know within an hour if there is probable cause for a claim. The last thing you need to be doing at this time of need is worrying about the finer details of a claim so let us do the work for you allowing you to grieve in peace.

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If you’ve lost a loved one due to a fatal work accident and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 1123 156 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Brain Injury

Brain Damage Claim

Any injury to the brain can be devastating. The brain is sensitive and any form of damage to it can lead to long term effects. These effects can often be life-changing both for the individual as well as their friends and family.

If you or someone you know has suffered brain damage as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault, then you may be eligible for compensation. This compensation can help pay for any ongoing treatment required and help compensate for any loss of earnings as a result.

Here, at Injury Lawyers UK, we have a team of qualified lawyers with over 20 years of experience and a successful track record in compensation claims. We know it’s important to get support and we’re here to help.

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Types of Brain Injury

Brain injuries are sustained in three main ways:

1. Traumatic – Caused by a blow to the head for example
2. Acquired – Refers to any injury that has occurred after birth
3. Congenital – Where damage was present at birth

The severity is also classified in three ways:

1. Minor – An injury such as concussion where normal function is expected to return quickly
2. Moderate – Where symptoms may last up to a year
3. Severe – Include potential hospitalisation and ongoing symptoms occur leading to an inability to return to normal everyday life

Effects of brain injuries include:

  • Loss of/reduced memory
  • Mood swings
  • Seizures and tiredness
  • Worsening coordination and motor skills

Causes of brain injury vary but include workplace accidents. Common causes of workplace brain damage injuries include accidents due to:

  • Lack of training and supervision
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Inadequate provision of safety equipment

No matter how you sustained a brain injury in the workplace we will be able to pursue a claim for compensation.

Can I Make a Claim?

If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, then you may be eligible to claim.

Workplaces have a duty of care to all their employees to keep them safe and to minimise risks as best as possible. This includes a requirement to perform risk assessments, provide adequate training and to ensure that all equipment is maintained. If this hasn’t happened and an injury is sustained as a result, then a claim is possible.

The best way to know if a claim is possible is to get in touch with our lawyers. Here, at Injury Lawyers UK, all our lawyers are fully qualified and understand that brain damage injuries can be devastating. Therefore, they will deal with you professionally but also with the empathy and understanding required.

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Cumulative Back Injury

Work Related Cumulative Back Injury

Back pain is one of the main causes of workplace absence in the UK. Thousands of people incur cumulative back injuries or conditions associated with cumulative back injury each year.

Back pain can be debilitating and stop you attending work or partaking in normal social activities. Depending on your contract, sick pay may not last very long making bills impossible to pay.

If this back pain is as a result of your workplace activities or environment, then you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Here at Injury Lawyers UK, our team of qualified lawyers have over 20 years of experience in making successful compensation claims. We do the hard work for you, treating each case sensitively to ensure you get the maximum compensation award possible. All this is done on a no win, no fee basis meaning there is no risk to you.

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Types of Cumulative Back Injury

Typically, cumulative back injury is categorised into three types:

1. Repetition- This is a type of back injury caused by performing repetitive work. Doing so can lead to areas of the back straining causing pain
2. Posture- This is where working in a certain position or performing tasks in an unnatural position leads to back pain
3. One-off incidents- Like all things, one-off accidents can occur. For example, straining your back while lifting heavy objects

Some of the main causes of back injuries include:

  • Frequent lifting
  • Lifting heavy items
  • Prolonged periods of physical activity
  • Inadequate training
  • Poorly designed office chairs
  • Failure to provide lifting equipment
  • No desk risk assessment

Employers have a duty of care and a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety in the workplace. This includes ensuring that you work in a way and an environment which is safe and not detrimental to your health. There are various responsibilities that are required to prevent cumulative back injuries such as manual handling training and desk assessments.

Can I Make a Claim?

If you have been injured and believe that your employer has breached their duty of care either through inadequate training, unsafe working practices or inadequate risk assessments, there may be a case for a compensation claim.

Our lawyers are experienced and well versed in what will qualify for a compensation claim. Therefore, they will be able to assess your case and let you know if there is the opportunity for a claim.

Contacting Injury Lawyers UK

To discuss your situation, we have made it easy to get in touch with us. You can either phone us on 0800 1123 156, or complete our simple online contact form. We’ll then let you know within an hour if you have a potential claim.

Back injuries, whilst common, can be debilitating and impact upon the quality of your life. At best they can be a nagging pain whilst at worst they could leave you unable to perform your role and earn a living. A compensation claim could help ease that burden so get in touch with Injury Lawyers UK today.

Paralysis

Paralysis Work Accident Claims

Paralysis is one of the most life altering things that can happen to someone. It is defined as the inability to move or feel in part or most of the body. If you have suffered an accident leading to any form of paralysis, the likelihood is that you would be unable to return to that job or work full stop.

Unfortunately, accidents in the workplace are common, but most of them are preventable. Employers have a duty by law to ensure the correct health and safety procedures are implemented to prevent such accidents from occurring. If these standards are not followed or met, you may be able to make a claim against them for failing in their duty of care towards you. This may be something as basic as the necessary risk assessments not being carried out as often as they should.

Any form of paralysis is one of the most serious consequences of an accident in the workplace, so if it is a result of any type of negligence, a claim should be pursued.

At Injury Lawyers UK we understand just how devastating paralysis can be, whatever the severity. Our dedicated team of experienced lawyers always strive to get you the maximum amount of compensation available if we feel you have a case. This doesn’t just take into account the pain and suffering you have endured but also the life changing effects it has had on you and your family. This includes an inability to work, loss of earnings, treatments and surgeries, home alterations, mobility equipment and ongoing rehabilitation. In some of the most serious cases, there may be financial cover for the rest of your life.

Types of Claim

Although accidents can occur in ANY type of workplace, those who work in environments such as construction sites, warehouses and production plants are more at risk of a serious injury due to the physical nature of their jobs and the heavy materials and machinery they come into contact with.Among the most common fork lift truck accidents are:

The most common types of injury that lead to paralysis are:

Common accidents which may result in paralysis are:

  • Falls from a height
  • Being hit by a heavy object
  • An accident whilst operating heavy machinery

The severity of paralysis can vary. Some cases may be minor and the victim makes a full recovery. In more permanent cases there may be limited mobility such as paraplegia (full or partial loss of mobility in the legs) or quadriplegia (all four limbs). Paralysis can be classified as ‘localised’ which affects a specific part of the body or ‘generalised’ which affects larger areas.

Am I eligible to claim for this type of work injury?

At Injury Lawyers UK, we like to take each claim based on its own merits. Whether you’ve been injured at work or have a family member that suffered due to a fork lift truck accident, we can help you determine whether or not a personal injury claim should be pursued. We have many years’ experience in support employees in achieving the compensation they deserve, providing the financial security they need at a time when recovering from injury or returning to work is stressful.

Am I Eligible for Compensation?

If you have suffered any form of paralysis as a result of a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault, Injury Lawyers UK wants to hear from you. Our personal injury experts will talk you through any potential claim and outline your options throughout the process. We have the experience to tell you if you have a case to make a claim and can help and advise you throughout the process.

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If you’ve suffered a paralysis injury at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 1123 156 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Broken Bone

Broken Bone

Bone fractures in the workplace are surprisingly common. Whilst they are mostly due to a genuine accident, there are many cases where they occur due to negligence of others or an unsafe work environment. Whatever the cause, breaking a bone can be a very painful and traumatic experience. The recovery times can vary depending on the severity and location of the fracture but in the worst cases, the damage can be life altering. Some broken bones heal easily, but others can lead to further effects such as damage to the surrounding tissues and organs meaning that further surgeries and rehabilitation therapy may be required.

At Injury Lawyers UK we have a lot of experience in dealing with claims regarding workplace accidents. We understand the effects that a broken bone can cause not only physically but also emotionally. The recovery can cause great stress and effort not only on your part but also on your families.

Employers have a duty to implement the correct health and safety measures to protect staff and visitors from experiencing a workplace accident. If we feel you have a case for a claim, we always strive to get the maximum amount of compensation which not only takes into consideration the pain and suffering you have endured, but also the ongoing treatment, emotional trauma, and loss of earnings.

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Types of Claim

Unfortunately, there are many ways someone might break a bone. In the workplace some of the most common causes may include:

Of course, an accident causing a bone fracture may occur anywhere. In the workplace however, there are common health and safety measures that may not have been followed and therefore others have failed in their duty of care. These include:

  • Inadequate training
  • Wet surfaces
  • Obstructing debris, wires or leads
  • Lack of safety measures when working from heights
  • Inadequate safety equipment
  • Lack of proper equipment maintenance
  • Inadequate signage of a hazardous area

How much could you claim?

All claims are different and there is no way of predicting how much your case could be worth until we find out more details about the injury you or your loved one have received. But our specially trained personal injury solicitors will ensure they take every possible cost into account when negotiating your claim. Some of these include:

  • Loss of earnings from time off work
  • Future loss of earnings due to halted career progression
  • The care you gave received
  • adaptations that may need to be made to your property or vehicle
  • Travel expenses
  • Treatment costs

As well as many other expenses that can be claimed back and we offer and no win no fee agreement you don’t need to worry about you being left out of pocket.

Can I Make a Claim?

If you have suffered a broken or fractured bone after an accident in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, you may be liable for compensation. We would like to hear from you about any potential claim you may have. There is no risk to yourself as we have a no win, no fee policy so if you do not pursue the claim or we are unsuccessful, you do not have to pay a penny. It’s time to get the justice you deserve.

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If you’ve broken a bone in an accident at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 1123 156 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

PTSD

PTSD Claims

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extreme anxiety condition and is typically developed if you have been through a traumatic experience where you either were scared for your life or extremely frightened.

This includes being in an accident and extends to witnessing a traumatic event. PTSD is particularly common for those who work in professions such as the fire brigade, the police force, the armed services or the ambulance service.

However, PTSD is not exclusive to these jobs and can also affect those in “normal” everyday workplaces if they have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

Suffering from PTSD can leave you unable to engage in normal activities such as work and socialising. This is frustrating and isolating in itself but can be even more frustrating if it was through no fault of your own and the negligence of a third party.

If this is the case, then you may be eligible to make a claim and with over 20 years of experience, Injury Lawyers UK can help.

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Types of PTSD

PTSD can be caused by a range of events and in the workplace accidents such as being dragged into machinery or being injured by malfunctioning equipment could lead to PTSD.

Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Flashbacks
  • Isolation
  • Insomnia
  • Anger management issues
  • Difficulty communicating and socialising with others

When it comes to making a PTSD claim, PTSD can be categorised into four main areas; Minor, Moderate, Moderately Severe and Permanent Severe.

1. Permanent Severe Effects – This is the most severe of all and is where PTSD has left you with permanent debilitating effects leaving you unable to function in what would be considered as “normal”.

2. Moderately Severe – This is similar to the severe effects above but differs as it is likely that those suffering are able to recover from some of the symptoms

3. Moderate – An advancement from minor whereby those suffering have symptoms which are not emotionally disabling but are ongoing

4. Minor – This refers to those cases whereby the PTSD was short-lived (typically under 2 years) and a full recovery was made

Compensation varies depending on the severity of the PTSD suffered and each case is unique. Compensation ranges from £2.8k to £66k.

Can I Make a Claim?

Historically, courts haven’t been willing to consider PTSD cases but in recent years, understanding has improved and this is no longer the case.

As long as you are confirmed as suffering from PTSD by a clinical psychologist or psychotherapist and it was caused by a traumatic experience that was due to third party negligence you may be eligible to claim.

The best way to find out if you are eligible to claim is to get in touch with our experienced and qualified lawyers.

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Burn Injury

Burn Injury in the Workplace

We all know just how painful burns can be. Even the smallest of burns are sore and take time to heal. The results of a burn injury can be a painful recovery, scarring and even soft tissue or muscle damage. In the most severe cases, there could be permanent physical damage, a loss of mobility and multiple surgeries needed.

In the workplace, burn injuries are shockingly common, but most can be prevented. Employers have a duty to ensure that there are the correct health and safety procedures in place to protect staff and visitors as best it can from receiving burn injuries.

At Injury Lawyers UK we have vast experience in dealing with claims regarding accidents in the workplace. We understand just how devastating burns injuries can be. The pain you have suffered and the recovery can be a great strain physically and emotionally not only for yourself but also your family. We always aim to claim the maximum amount of compensation available to you which can hopefully help you and your family with costs and to rebuild your lives.

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Types of Claim

There are a number of ways burn injuries in the workplace can occur. Some of the most common are:

  • Contact with hot equipment
  • Contact with hot liquids
  • Contact with fire
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Radiation burns

Employers have a duty to ensure health and safety measures are put in place to prevent such accidents occurring but these may not always be followed. Common health and safety measures not in place are:

  • Lack of protective clothing including gloves
  • Lack of appropriate training
  • Exposed hot surfaces
  • Dangerous handling of chemicals or hot liquids
  • Faulty electrical equipment
  • Equipment overheating
  • Unsafe workspace

The results of a burn injury may not just be physical but also psychological as well. The pain and suffering endured and the trauma of the accident and recovery can lead victims to suffer from depression or post-traumatic stress.

Am I Eligible to Make a Claim?

If you have suffered a burn injury in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, you could be due compensation. This not only takes account of the pain and suffering you have endured but also any loss of earnings, treatments and future effects of the injury. At Injury Lawyers UK we understand the physical and emotional trauma that burn injuries cause and will help and advise you about your potential case throughout.

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Crush Injuries

Work Related Crush Accidents

Crush injuries in the workplace are more common than they should be. However they occur, the consequences are painful and sometimes life changing. The most serious crush injuries can lead to not being able to use a limb or an amputation. In some cases, what seems like a small injury such as trapped fingers in a door can have more serious consequences further down the line. Whatever your circumstances, the effects can lead to a loss of earnings, an inability to work, physical pain and emotional trauma, not just for yourself but also for your family.

At Injury Lawyers UK we have experience in claiming compensation in cases where a workplace accident wasn’t the employee’s fault. Sadly, the majority of crush injuries are preventable and we can help you the make a claim and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Types of Crush Injury

Common ways crush injuries in the workplace occur include:

  • Machines with moving parts e.g. fingers and hands getting trapped inside machinery
  • Falling objects e.g. building materials or scaffolding
  • Moving equipment e.g. fork lift trucks
  • Fingers trapped in doors

Whilst there are some cases of crush injury due to poorly maintained machinery or machinery without the right safety guards, most are caused by a lack of full and appropriate training meaning they are almost entirely preventable.

The effects of crush injuries can be varied in severity and can be internal and well as external. Some of the most common consequences and effects after this type of accident are:

  • Bone fractures
  • Lacerations which may cause scarring
  • Muscle and nerve damage
  • Hernias
  • Paralysis
  • Brain and head injuries
  • Amputation

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If you’ve been crushed in an accident at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 1123 156 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Neck Injury

Neck Injury in the Workplace

Neck injuries occurring in the workplace are unfortunately more common that you would think. They are uncomfortable, painful and inconvenient leaving those who have suffered them unable to function normally until they have healed. Some neck injuries can be short term but others only heal after a long term rehabilitation period and treatment. The aftercare needed can take it’s toll physically and emotionally on you and your family and if the injury was not your fault, it could have even more devastating emotional consequences. For more serious injuries, the effects can be life changing.

Some of the most common reasons for neck injuries in the workplace are:

  • Unsafe manual handling without the appropriate training, equipment or colleague support
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Being struck over the head by falling objects

If you have suffered from a neck injury in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, Injury Lawyers UK will help you get the compensation you deserve. This doesn’t just include injuries sustained through an accident. It may also include an aggravation of an old neck injury or symptoms experienced further down the line from working in conditions that don’t follow appropriate health and safety regulations.

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Types of Neck Injury

At best, neck injuries can take a few weeks to resolve. At worst, the consequences can be devastating. Types of neck injury include:

  • Neck & muscle strains
  • Soreness
  • Paralysis
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Damage to tendons, muscles or ligaments (soft tissues)

At Injury Lawyers UK, we understand it’s not just the pain and suffering that you want compensation for. It’s also the loss of work and any future earnings, ongoing medical treatment including physiotherapy and any adaptations needed to your home.

Am I Eligible for Compensation?

If you have suffered a neck injury after an accident that wasn’t your fault or due to workplace conditions, you may be eligible to claim. Employers have a duty to ensure appropriate health and safety measures are in place to protect employees and visitors as much as is reasonably possible. We have a team of experienced lawyers who will talk to you whatever your situation is and offer only the best help and advice.

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Contact us on 0800 1123 156 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.