Accidents at work and work related illnesses

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Chambers UK
Personal Injury

Accidents in the workplace, or illnesses and diseases contracted as a result of employment are particularly distressing because of the fear that they may affect the injured person’s livelihood as well as their health. Workplace injuries can range from catastrophic - including spinal and brain injuries, or those causing long term health problems - to comparatively minor or temporary ones.

Our personal injury specialists provide tailored advice in work related claims to address the needs and concerns of each client according to their own particular circumstances and to achieve the best possible outcome. We recognise that these accidents can often give rise to financial hardship, where clients are unable to work and receive no support from their employer, and we therefore seek to achieve early resolution.

This includes not only obtaining financial compensation in work accident claims and work related illness claims, but, where appropriate, also identifying and pursuing physical and vocational rehabilitation whilst the case is ongoing. We ensure that all long term implications of the injury are properly taken into account and look carefully at issues such as employment restrictions, future care needs, therapy, medical treatment etc.

Our experienced personal injury team can advise in relation to a wide range of work injury claims and are also familiar with dealing with cases where there are multiple potential defendants.

Recent work highlights

Compensation for recovery patrolman

Securing a sum of £32,500 for a recovery patrolman who was injured by another car while attending a member breakdown on the hard shoulder of a motorway. His injuries included four broken metatarsals in his left foot.


£105,000 for emergency breakdown service call handler

Settling a claim for a woman who suffered chronic hearing injuries after using a defective headset supplied by her employer for her job as a home-based call handling operative for an emergency breakdown service.


Good return for tennis court injury

Helping a female teaching assistant to recover £250,000 in damages for life-long shoulder injuries sustained by a fall on a disused tennis court while taking a PE lesson, leaving her unable to work or drive.

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