Our specialist personal injury team pride themselves in providing a caring, understanding and professional service to those unfortunate enough to be injured. We know all too well that injuries affect both a client and their family.
Accident at work
An employer is under a duty to take reasonable care of its employees’ health and safety, and has a duty to ensure the safety of its employees. This requires the employer to assess the potential risk of injury as against the harm it would cause to employees and the cost of putting safety precautions in place. To satisfy their duty an employer must generally provide:
A person who has developed a disease such as cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos at work may be able to bring a claim for compensation.
The most common head injuries occur as a result of road traffic accidents and falls.
Our specialist team takes pride in dealing with very serious injury cases with care and professionalism, we are very aware of the burden these claims place upon an injured person’s family. Serious injuries could include:
Claims can be brought by children for injuries they sustain. Most common child injuries occur in:
Cosmetic injury claims
Regrettably, many cosmetic treatments go wrong, which most commonly result in hair loss, problems with sight, scarring, embarrassment and on occasion, significant pain and discomfort. The type of industry these injuries most commonly occur in are Beauty therapy treatment such as chemical hair removal, hairdressers, laser hair removal, piercings and tattoos.
You can claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) if you have been physically or psychologically injured as a result of an act of violent crime.
It is possible to bring a claim for compensation arising out of a wrongful act that causes the death of a spouse or family member.
Industrial disease claims
Injuries caused by animals
If you have sustained injuries caused by an animal then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation under the Animals Act 1971.
You can claim compensation if you were injured or got an illness while serving in the armed forces (including the reserve forces).
Moving your current claim to us
We understand that some people do not consider their lawyer’s conduct to be acceptable.
It maybe that your current lawyer is simply too busy to take your call, never returns your call, replies to your emails or refuses to meet with you at your convenience.
Noise induced hearing loss/tinnitus
It is possible to bring a claim for noise induced hearing loss (NIHL).
Package holiday claims
We understand the stress, inconvenience and disappointment of a ruined holiday. Particularly, when the cause is due to injury or food poisoning.
It is common for defective products to cause injury.
The government takes this matter very seriously and for this reason we have many regulations in place to protect consumers such as:
In serious injury cases the 2015 Rehabilitation Code provides an approved framework for all types of personal injury claims. The objective is to ensure that injured people receive the rehabilitation they need to restore quality of life and earning capacity as soon as possible and as much as possible.
Road traffic collision
A road user owes a duty to take reasonable care to avoid doing or omitting to do anything that they can reasonably foresee would cause injury to others. The duty requires a road user to drive with ordinary care and skill, ie the care and skill of the average motorist.
Sexual abuse claims
We understand the sensitive nature of these types of claim and the emotional and psychological impact they have upon victims and their families.
Slipping and tripping
On a highway, pavement or private property
The starting point when bringing a claim for a trip or slip is to identify where the accident occurred. It is important to take photographs showing a defect in the pavement and showing the measurements of the defect in depth, width or height (if standing proud of the floor).
Types of claims
What to do if you are injured at work
If you are injured at work then it is recommended that you (with the help of a colleague or a Union representative if necessary):
Work skin condition
You can claim compensation if you were exposed to or come into contact with hazardous substances such as chemicals. Your hands can also be affected if they are wet for long periods of time, while at work.
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