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        Have you been injured in an accident?

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        Our panel of solicitors offer a no win, no fee service. This will protect you and means that if you don’t win your claim, there will be no cost to you. Customers typically pay a success fee out of the compensation awarded to cover their legal costs. This may vary, but will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront. Solicitors terms and conditions apply.

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        If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, the thought of claiming compensation can be stressful and worrying. 

        You may be suffering from the injuries themselves and quite possibly experiencing the impact on your family and social life. Your income may, for instance, have reduced drastically and you may be relying heavily on your family and friends while you are recovering.

        We’re here to assist you in understanding what you can do, and to help you claim the compensation to which you may be entitled. We will arrange free, specialist advice, from highly experienced personal injury compensation lawyers, so that you get the guidance you need.

        Here’s the bottom line: if you were injured at work – even if you were partly at fault – you have the legal right to claim compensation. You can claim for the actual injuries and for other related losses, such as loss of earnings, out of pocket expenses and so on.

        There are many causes of accidents and injury at work. If you’re suffering from an illness or condition caused by your working environment, even if it was with a previous employer, you may be able to claim compensation.

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        What can I claim for?

        You can claim compensation for the actual injuries you have suffered – this is called ‘general damages’. How much your claim will be worth varies significantly depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, but your specialist lawyer will talk you through this.

        You can also claim for any accident-related financial losses known as ‘special damages’.

        • Compensation for injury

          You can claim compensation for the actual injuries you have suffered. How much your claim will be worth varies significantly depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, but your specialist lawyer will talk you through this.

        • Loss of earnings

          In addition to claiming compensation for your normal wages, you may have lost out on potential overtime, bonuses or commission because of your injuries. You can claim for all of these if they relate to the accident.

        • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs

          This includes things like prescription costs, the cost of buying equipment to help in your rehabilitation, and the cost of private medical treatment if you have to ‘go private’.

        • Travel expenses

          That could be, for instance, taxis or public transport to hospital appointments.

        • Damaged clothing and personal items

          Sometimes, personal belongings and clothing can be damaged in an accident. You may be able to claim for these too.

        • Interim payments

          Interim payments may be available in certain circumstances. We understand that an accident can cause financial hardship to the injured person and their family. Our solicitors will always try to secure interim payments where needed.

        Who will pay my compensation?

        We all expect to go to work and remain safe as we go about our responsibilities. However, you may be concerned about the potential impact of making a compensation claim on your employer’s finances, but you needn’t worry.

        Your employer will have liability insurance in place precisely to cover the risk of injury claims by employees, contractors, visitors to the workplace, and so on – it is a legal requirement reflecting the reality that there are risks of accidents and illnesses in all types of workplaces. 

        This means that it will be the insurance company and not your employer who will be paying the compensation. So if you have been unsure about claiming injury compensation, you don’t need to be concerned about the financial impact on your employer.

        What if I was partly to blame?

        It’s not uncommon for an injured employee to blame themselves, when in reality – they were not entirely at fault. It is easy to put an accident down to clumsiness or thoughtlessness, when in fact it was because of insufficient safety measures at work.

        In some cases, the injured employee can be held partly to blame, but it is important to understand that does not exclude you from making a claim. In this case you could be entitled to a proportion of the compensation.

        If you are unsure who was at fault, our specialist lawyers are here to advise.

        What should I do now?

        We’re here to help and support you, we will speak with you and put your mind at rest. You can then focus on what really matters – your recovery.

        We genuinely care about you as an injury claimant. We make a point of working closely with our solicitors and will be here to help every step of the way.

        Get free advice

        Our panel of solicitors offer a free initial consultation, and can usually let you know there and then if they can accept your claim. Claims are handled on a ‘no win no fee’ basis and there are no upfront costs.

        Our panel of solicitors offer a No Win No Fee service. This simply means that if you don’t win your claim, there will be no cost to you. Customers typically pay a success fee of 25% of the amount recovered towards their legal costs. This may vary but will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront. 

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              • Neck & Back Injuries
                • Neck Injuries

                  £2,450 to £7,890

                  Where a full recovery takes place within a period of about one to two years.

                • Neck Injuries

                  £24,990 to £38,490

                  Injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion.

                • Neck Injuries

                  £45,470 to £148,330

                  Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.

                • Back Injury

                  £7,890 to £12,510

                  Where a full recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within about two to five years.

                • Back Injury

                  £12,510 to £27,760

                  Many frequently encountered injuries to the back such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries resulting in a prolonged acceleration and / or exacerbation of a pre-existing back condition.

                • Back Injury

                  £91,090 to £160,980

                  Cases of the most severe injury involving damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a combination of very serious consequences not normally found in cases of back injury.

              • Head Injuries
                • Brain or Head Injury

                  £2,210 to £12,770

                  In these cases brain damage, if any, will have been minimal. The bottom of the bracket will reflect full recovery within a few weeks.

                • Brain Damage

                  £43,060 to £219,0700

                  This category is distinguished from the moderately severe category by the fact that the degree of dependence is markedly lower.

                • Brain Damage

                  £219,070 to £282,010

                  The insured person will be very seriously disabled. There will be substantial dependence on others and a need for constant professional and other care.

                • Brain Damage

                  £282,010 to £403,990

                  In cases at the top of this bracket there may be some ability to follow basic commands, recovery of eye opening and return of sleep and waking patterns and postural reflex movement.

              • Shoulder Injuries
                • Shoulder Injury

                  £2,450 to £7,890

                  Soft tissue injury to your shoulder with considerable pain but almost complete recovery within one to two years.

                • Shoulder Injury

                  £7,890 to £12,770

                  Frozen shoulder with limitation of movement and discomfort with symptoms persisting for about two years. Also soft tissue injuries with more than minimal symptoms persisting after two years but not permanent. Often associated with neck injuries and involving damage to the brachial plexus resulting in significant disability.

                • Fracture of Clavicle

                  £5,150 to £12,240

                  The level of the award will depend on extent of fracture, level of disability, residual symptoms, and whether temporary or permanent, and whether union is anatomically displaced.

              • Eye Injuries
                • Eye Injury

                  £3,950 to £8,730

                  In this bracket fall cases of minor injuries, such as being struck in the eye, exposure to fumes including smoke, or being splashed by liquids, causing initial pain and some temporary interference with vision.

                • Complete Loss of Sight in One Eye

                  £49,270 to £54,830

                  This award takes account of some risk of sympathetic ophthalmia.

                • Total Loss of One Eye

                  £54,830 to £65,710

                  The level of the award within the bracket will depend on age, psychiatric consequences, and cosmetic effect.

              • Hearing Loss
                • Partial Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus

                  £7,010 to £45,540

                  This category covers the bulk of deafness cases which usually result from exposure to noise at work over a prolonged period.

                • Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear

                  £31,310 to £45,540

                  Cases will tend towards the higher end of the bracket where there are associated problems, such as tinnitus, dizziness or headaches.

                • Total Deafness

                  £90,750 to £109,650

                  The lower end of the bracket is appropriate for cases where there is no speech deficit or tinnitus. The higher end is appropriate for cases involving both of these.

              • Facial Injuries
                • Fractures of Nose or Nasal Complex

                  £3,950 to £5,100

                  (Displaced fracture where recovery is complete but only after surgery.)

                • Fractures of Cheekbones

                  £10,200 to £15,780

                  Serious Fractures requiring surgery but with lasting consequences such as paraesthesia in the cheeks or the lips or some element of disfigurement.

                • Fractures of Jaws

                  £17,960 to £30,490

                  Serious fracture with permanent consequences such as difficulty in opening the mouth or with eating or where there is paraesthesia in the area of the jaw.

                • Damage to Teeth

                  £8,730 to £11,410

                  Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth.

              • Arm Injuries
                • Loss Of One Arm

                  Not less than £137,160

                  Arm amputated at the shoulder.

                • Arm Injury

                  £19,200 to £39,170

                  While there will have been significant disabilities, a substantial degree of recovery will have taken place or will be expected.

                • Simple Fractures

                  £6,610 to £19,200

                  Simple Fractures of the Forearm.

              • Elbow Injuries
                • Elbow Injury

                  £39,170 to £54,830

                  A Severely Disabling Injury.

                • Elbow Injury

                  £15,650 to £32,010

                  Injuries causing impairment of function but not involving major surgery or significant disability.

                • Elbow Injury

                  Up to £12,590

                  Most elbow injuries fall into this category. They comprise simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations; i.e., those injuries which cause no permanent damage and do not result in any permanent impairment of function.

              • Wrist Injuries
                • Wrist Injuries

                  £3,530 to £4,740

                  Undisplaced or minimal displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries necessitating application of plaster or bandage for a matter of weeks and a full or virtual recovery within up to 12 months or so.

                • Wrist Injuries

                  £12,590 to £24,500

                  Where these still result in some permanent disability as, for example, a degree of persisting pain and stiffness.

                • Wrist Injuries

                  £47,620 to £59,860

                  Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example, where an arthrodesis has been performed.

              • Hand / Finger Injuries
                • Damage to Both Hands

                  £55,820 to £84,570

                  Such injuries will have given rise to permanent cosmetic disability and significant loss of function.

                • Hand Injury

                  £5,720 to £13,280

                  Crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations. The top of the bracket would be appropriate where surgery has failed and permanent disability remains. The bottom of the bracket would be appropriate for permanent but non-intrusive symptoms.

                • Hand Injuries

                  £12,170 to £18,740

                  Total Loss of Index Finger.

                • Hand Injuries

                  £35,520 to £54,830

                  Loss of Thumb.

              • Hip / Pelvis Injury
                • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                  £39,170 to £130,930

                  Extensive fractures of the pelvis involving, for example, dislocation of a low back joint and a reputed bladder, or a hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis of a low back joint with intolerable pain and necessitating spinal fusion.

                • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                  £26,590 to £39,170

                  Significant injury to the pelvis or hip but any permanent disability is not major and any future risk not great.

                • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                  £3,950 to £12,950

                  Cases where despite significant injury there is little or no residual disability. Where there has been a complete recovery within two years, the award may but is unlikely to exceed the mid-point in the range.

              • Leg Injuries
                • Above-Knee Amputation of One Leg

                  £104,830 to £137,470

                  The award will depend upon such factors as the level of the amputation; the severity of any phantom pains; associated psychological problems; the success of any prosthetics; any side effects such as backache and the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the remaining joints of both lower limbs or in the hips and spine.

                • Leg Injury

                  £39,200 to £54,830

                  Serious compound or comminuted fractures or injuries to joints or ligaments resulting in instability, prolonged treatment, a lengthy period of non-weight-bearing, the near certainty that arthritis will ensue; extensive scarring. To justify an award within this bracket a combination of such features will generally be necessary.

                • Leg Injury

                  £17,960 to £27,760

                  Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made or serious soft tissue injuries.

                • Leg Injuries

                  £9,110 to £14,080

                  Simple fracture of a femur with no damage to articular surfaces.

              • Knee Injuries
                • Knee Injury

                  £26,190 to £96,210

                  Serious knee injury where there has been disruption of the joint, the development of ostearthristis, gross ligamentous damage, lengthy treatment, considerable pain and loss of function, an arthroplasty or arthrodesis has taken place or is inevitable.

                • Knee Injury

                  £14,840 to £26,190

                  Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability, wasting, weakness, or other mild future disability.

              • Ankle Injuries
                • Ankle Injury

                  £31,310 to £50,060

                  Injuries necessitating and extensive period of treatment and/or a lengthy period in plaster or where pins and plates have been inserted and there is significant residual disability in the form of ankle instability and severely limited ability to walk.

                • Ankle Injury

                  £13,740 to £26,590

                  Fractures, ligamentous tears and the like which give rise to less serious disabilities such as difficulty in walking on uneven ground, difficulty standing or walking for long periods of time, awkwardness on stairs, irritation from metal plates and residual scarring.

                • Ankle Injury

                  Up to £13,740

                  The less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.

              • Toe Injuries
                • Toe Injury

                  In the region of £31,310

                  Amputation of the Great Toe.

                • Toe Injuries

                  Up to £9,600

                  These injuries include relatively straight forward fractures or the exacerbation of a pre-existing degenerative condition or laceration injuries to one or more toes.

              • Hair Damage
                • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                  £7,340 to £11,020

                  Damage to hair in consequence of defective permanent waving, tinting, or the like, where the effects are dermatitis, eczema or tingling or 'burning' of the scalp causing dry, brittle hair, which breaks off and/or falls out, leading to distress, depression, embarrassment and loss of confidence, and inhibitating social life

                • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                  Up to £9,600

                  Less serious versions of the above where symptoms are fewer or only of a minor character; also, cases where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches.

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