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An estimated 2.3 million people in Britain suffer from injury or illness caused or made worse by their current or previous work.

A report written by the Health and Safety Executive showed that employees who have suffered work injuries or illness are estimated to lose around £558 million a year in lost income and expenses. In addition they and their families suffer further in the form of pain, grief and loss of quality of life.

Types of Claim

Types of claimAccidents at work occur in many different ways. The types of claims we have handled include

  • Defective or dangerous machinery
  • Slips, trips on debris, dangerous floors
  • Construction accidents
  • Failure to provide proper safety equipment
    (i.e. gloves, safety boots, glasses, visors etc.)
  • Lifting accidents (causing strain injuries to
    backs, other parts of the body and hernias)
  • Accidents caused by work colleagues
  • Fatal accidents
  • Accidents involving serious injury (including
    brain injury, amputation, paralysis etc.)

‘Workplace' - what does it mean?

The law defines a ‘workplace' very widely.  A workplace can include

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Building/Construction Sites
  • Power Stations
  • Boats/Railways

Compensation - What can be claimed?

Work AccidentsIf you have been injured as a result of an accident at work which was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering as well as for other reasonable losses and expenses which you/your family have or may incur. These expenses/losses could include:

  • Loss of earnings/commission/bonuses
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Care/assistance etc.

How can we help?

Oxley & Coward has a specialist team of experienced lawyers dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of work accidents. We have membership of the specialist Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) From start to finish, we aim to make the whole claim process as simple and as easy as possible. Over the years we have helped thousands of Clients recover millions of pounds worth of compensation.

Please email injury@oxcow.co.uk or for immediate advice, call FREE on 0800 373612