Head Injury

Work Related Fork Lift Truck Injuries

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 affects 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 traumaof 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, text “CONTACT” to 80011, or fill out our personal injury enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

Historic Sexual Abuse

We understand that for most historic sexual abuse survivors, a claim for compensation is not about the money; it is about obtaining justice, holding someone to account for their suffering and receiving an acknowledgement that what happened to them was wrong.

Have you been a victim of historic sexual abuse?

If you’ve been a victim of abuse we can help you get the support and compensation you deserve. We have a dedicated team of solicitors who only deal with this type of case.

We ensure total confidentiality throughout your case and aim to meet all of our clients within 3 weeks to discuss the claim in person, which can often prove easier for our clients. Our solicitors have handled historic sexual abuse cases for over 20 years’ and are dedicated to helping survivors.

We understand that you may have doubts about making a claim for compensation with many worries, including facing an abuser in court. In actual fact most claims are settled out of court which means you’ll never have to face your abuser. In the unlikely event that the case does reach the courts we’ll have a large team of solicitors to support you at every step of the way.

We have successfully settled claims against organisations such as the Boys Brigade and the Scouts Association, whether your abuser is dead or alive we can still get you the compensation you deserve.

To Injury Lawyers UK its more than just a claim, it’s our way of helping people recover from the abuse they suffered and enjoy life once more.

Get in touch with us today by calling 0800 1123 156, or by completing the enquiry form found below.

Military Accidents

Military Accident Claims

Working in the armed forces is an inherently dangerous job, putting your life on the line to protect our nation and loved ones. Unfortunately military personnel don’t just suffer injuries on the front line, many are injured in a wide range of different circumstances including:

  • Training accidents and unsafe working practices
  • Injury caused by unsafe or defective military equipment
  • Injury from unsafe or defective military accommodation
  • Deafness
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Clinical Negligence

What’s involved in making a claim?

The first step is to get in contact with us, we will give you a free initial consultation and should be able to tell you whether we can help in one call.

We will make sure you’re happy to proceed and will talk through the no win no fee agreement with you. As well as telling you a little more about the service we will provide you with. If you’re happy to go ahead we will contact the responsible party and speak to them on your behalf – letting them know that you’ll be making a claim for your injuries and damages.

We will then begin the process of fully investigating both the circumstances of your accident and the extent of your financial losses. During your claim, your lawyer will keep you up to date throughout the process.

Start your claims process now by calling our team of solicitors on 0800 1123 156 or completing an online enquiry form.

How much compensation could you receive?

All claims are different and there is no way of accurately predicting how much your case could be worth until we find out more details about your claim. But our specially trained personal injury solicitors will ensure that 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’ve already received
  • Adaptations that may need to be made to your property or vehicle
  • Travel expenses
  • Treatment costs

How long do you have to make a claim?

Standard procedure applies a strict three year time limit from the date of the accident or diagnosis of medical condition. The sooner you start the process of making a claim after an accident the better. Witnesses and evidence from your accident will be much easier to find closer to the event than two and a half years later.

Anyone who is under the age of 18 at the time of the accident has until their 21st birthday to make a claim. There are a few other exceptions to the three year limit which are:

  • Psychological trauma – if the accident caused a serious brain injury and is a loved one if making a claim on their behalf, then there is no time limit for making a compensation claim.
  • Manufacturing or design fault – If the equipment you were using had a fundamental defect, the time limit may be increased.
  • Overseas work accidents – Accidents that take place overseas may result in the time limit for making a claim being shorter depending on the circumstances.

How does a no win no fee agreement work?

You’ve probably heard the phrase no win no fee used before, they are also known as conditional fee agreements. They are simple, you won’t have to pay a penny win or lose. We guarantee that you will receive maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained and you will pay nothing, win or lose.

We understand all of this might make you worried about incurring hidden costs. We assure you there is no hidden costs, we instead secure our payment from your opponents insurers when we are successful with your claim.

In the unlikely event that we lose your no win no fee personal injury claim we promise we will still not charge you a penny. We have insurance policies that cover us in these circumstances. We don’t like to be negative but it’s important you have a full understanding of how a no win no fee agreement works.

How to start your claim

Starting your claim with Injury Lawyers UK couldn’t be easier, you can either call one of our solicitors on 0800 1123 156. Alternatively you can fill out the contact form found below and one of our team will call you back. Once you’ve got in touch we can support you on your road to recovery and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Medical Negligence

What is Medical Negligence?

Also referred to as Clinical Negligence, this term is used to describe the duty of care expected from healthcare professionals being breached by negligent actions, such as delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis altogether, surgical mistakes from defective products and incorrect medical treatment.

It should be borne in mind that all qualified medical practitioners are only human and mistakes do happen. The legal test is whether that mistake was so unreasonable that a reasonably competent practitioner would not have made the same mistake.

Whilst on the whole a great deal of medical treatment is provided by highly skilled, competent and dedicated professionals, mistakes do occur and those errors can have a long lasting and sometimes devastating effect on the individual concerned.

Types of Medical Negligence claims include:

Accident and Emergency:

  • Failure to take appropriate action on test results or findings.
  • Failure to properly investigate and diagnose.
  • Wrongful discharge.
  • Failure to treat.
  • Failure to interpret X-rays properly.

Defective medical products:

Manufacturers of medical products are under a duty to ensure that they are fit for purpose. Claims of this nature include:

  • Products that are unfit for us or pose a risk to patients.
  • Products which break complicating an individual’s surgery or recovery.

Delay in Diagnosis/Late Diagnosis:

To ensure successful treatment it is essential for practitioners to get a diagnosis right – or to keep investigating issues until they are satisfied that everything has been done to help them provide the right course of treatment. The most common types of negligence in this area concerns:

  • Failure to interpret test results.
  • Providing an incorrect diagnosis to the patient’s detriment.
  • Most commonly relates to delays in diagnosing serious conditions such as cancer or brain injuries

Drug Administration:

We accept that the NHS is often a very efficient organisation mistakes do happen when prescribing and/or administering drugs to patients. This can be due to prescriptions being misread or illegible handwriting. Whilst the doctor is responsible for deciding what drugs to prescribe – the dispensing pharmacist has two duties:

  • Professionals have a duty to dispense the correct medication and provide patients with suitable information.
  • Ensuring that any dispensed medication is not harmful to the patient.

Inquests following Clinical Negligence

An Inquest is a legal investigation into the circumstances surrounding an individual’s death and will be required if:

  • The cause of death is unknown
  • The death was sudden and unexplained
  • The death occurred during an operation or whist the person was under anaesthetic.

Surgical Error:

Most surgical procedures are carried out correctly and health professionals have a legal common law duty of care to their patients. The most common issues we see are:

  • Performance of the wrong operation.
  • Damage to nerves, veins or arteries.
  • Damage to surrounding organs (or failure to notice damage)
  • Administrating the wrong anaesthetic
  • Leaving instruments, swabs or other items inside a person’s body

How to make a Medical Negligence claim:

If those in the medical profession, including doctors, nurses and surgeons breach their duty of care to the patient than that individual may be entitled to compensation. If you have suffered from a form of medical negligence and want to make a claim, please get in touch with one of our expert lawyers who have a wealth of expertise in this area.

Slip and Trip Accidents

The consequences of a slip or trip will often be minor but can sometimes result in serious injuries such as broken bones and severe ligament damage.

Whether the slip or trip was an accident at work, in a shop or even on the pavement, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

WHO’S AT FAULT FOR A SLIP OR TRIP ACCIDENT?

Slips, trips and falls generally occur because either a business or a local authority did not take the correct safety measures to ensure the safety of you and other members of the public. Most slips or falls are caused by:

  • Wet floors
  • Uneven floors
  • Cracked or uneven pavements
  • Unexpected obstacles
  • Inadequate lighting

Local Authorities have a common law duty to ensure that public pavements and walkways are safe and free from dangers.

Businesses also have a responsibility for ensuring that hazards are clearly marked and that walkways are kept clean and free from obstacles whilst you are on their premises.

WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE A CLAIM AFTER A SLIP OR TRIP

Slips and trips can leave you suffering with the long term effects of your injury as well as financial losses caused by having to take time off work to recover or attend medical appointments.

A claim for compensation could help you overcome the loss of earnings as well as cover any future medical costs that you may incur as a result of your injuries, such as if you require long-term care even after the rehabilitation period.

MAKING A SLIP AND TRIP CLAIM

If you’ve suffered an injury due to a slip or trip in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors will happily provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. From there, we can assess your situation and advise you on what your next steps should be and whether you are able to make a claim for compensation.

Because it’s important to you, it’s important to us and our approach to customer service means that our personal injury lawyers will always fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Road Traffic Accidents

Claiming car accident compensation

Road traffic accidents are defined by law as a motorised vehicle colliding with another vehicle, person or object. Many car accidents are caused by reckless and inconsiderate driving, but can also happen because of dangerous road conditions such as potholes or icy weather.

Unfortunately, car accidents can cause serious injuries for the driver and passengers, as well as cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and all other road users.

If you were involved in a road traffic accident in the last three years that was not your fault and caused you to be injured and suffer financially, then it’s likely we can help you start a claim.
Compensation can help you get back to where you were before your injury. Whether that’s helping you cover the costs of your injury, allowing you to get treatment needed to aid your recovery, or providing you with the funds to adapt your home or car if you’ve suffered from a serious injury.

What’s involved in claiming for a car accident?

The first step is to get in contact with us to find out if you can claim. Typically, we’re able to tell you in one call whether we’re able to help.

We will make sure you’re happy to proceed and will talk through the no win no fee agreement with you.
If you’re happy to go ahead we will contact the responsible party and speak to them on your behalf – letting them know that you’ll be making a claim for your injuries and damages. We will then begin the process of fully investigating both the circumstances of your accident and the extent of your financial losses.

During your claim, your lawyer will be your point of contact. It’s their job to keep you up-to-date throughout your claim.

In order to start this process please make contact with us on 0800 1123 156 for a no-obligation discussion.

Serious or life changing car accident injuries

If you’ve suffered a serious injury because of a car accident, we can help make it right.

Making a compensation claim may seem like an added stress at a time when you’re focusing on your recovery, but because you will only deal with our specialist personal injury lawyers we can ensure that you will be completely supported throughout your claim.

Any compensation can include and assist you with planning for your future – especially if your injury is likely to cause long term changes to your life. For example, it can help to cover your mortgages or rent, travel costs, care and treatment.

Accidents At Work

How we can help

Accidents at work can often be the most stressful injury, there’s worries that you may lose your job if you decide to make a claim for an injury you received, as a result of wrong doing by the business. The reality is that you shouldn’t have to worry about losing your job as the company will have insurance policies that protects the employees. This means that any compensation paid will be paid by the insurance company and not the business you’re employed by. Without a proper reason you cannot me dismissed from your job.

Injuries can often lead you to having to take unpaid time off work which can lead to money worries, something that no one should have to deal with on top of their injuries. We can successfully recover the wages that you have lost due to taking time off, meaning that you have one less thing to worry about.

But we don’t just stop there, we will also make sure that we receive compensation for any other expenses that may have occurred such as travel and treatment costs. We will also take into account any future loss of earnings that may occur if you can no longer progress further in your industry due to the injury.

If you want to discuss your injury further or for free advice just us a 0800 1123 156 or fill out an online enquiry form.

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 your claim. But our specially trained personal injury solicitors will, ensure that 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 have received
  • Adaptions 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 as we offer a no win no fee agreement you don’t need to worry about you being left out of pocket. If you want to find out more about what your claim could be worth than fill out an online enquiry form or call us on 0800 1123 156.

What types of accidents can you claim for?

There is a huge list of different types of accidents that you can claim compensation for, in fact as long as the accident happened while you were in your place of work and it wasn’t your fault you should have a case. Some industries are more prone to injuries than others one of the most common industries we settle claims for is the construction industry, others include the warehousing industry and offices.

We also have a specialist department of military injury solicitors which have been specially trained to provide you with the best possible service if you sustained an injury while working in the military. Whether it be a physical injury or a mental injury we can still get you the compensation you deserve.

Injuries in the work place can be caused by many different factors but more often than not they occur due to incorrect training or lack of safety regulations. Poorly maintained equipment can prove very dangerous when being used, slips, trips and falls can be caused by spillages that haven’t been cleaned up or cabling that has not been positioned safely.

If you have been injured in an accident in the workplace wherever you work you could be due compensation, to discuss your injury give us a call on 0800 1123 156 or fill out an online enquiry form.