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accidents at work
Everyone has the right to feel safe at work – and all employers have a duty of care towards their staff. If you have been injured due to an accident at work that was not your fault, then you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Whether you’ve been hurt at the office, on a building site or in a factory – our personal injury lawyers can help you make a claim. This could be because of an unexpected hazard, sub-standard or out-dated equipment or vehicles, or because health and safety rules were not followed. Your employer should have insurance in place to cover the cost of any legal action. They also have a duty to treat you fairly – and not dismiss you simply for trying to make a claim.
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“I was driving my van when another driver struck my vehicle, causing my van to collide with a tree, and as a consequence I sustained injuries to my lower back. Navdip Gill advised me not to settle early and obtained a full medical report from a spinal surgeon, which resulted in me having a MRI Scan.
Had I not sought Navdip’s advice I would have settled at £4,000, but with his thoughtful approach and meticulous attention to detail in regards to my case I was able to secure a settlement of £26,000. I am delighted with the final settlement figure Nav was able to achieve for me and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone who requires help with a personal injury claim.” Kishorelaxman, Milton Keynes
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CASE STUDY: Employee receives £325,000 Compensation for severe hand injury
Anne Maguire, Personal Injury Solicitor first met Mrs Kaur at her home in June 2014. She had suffered extensive injuries to her right hand in a work accident whilst operating a chapatti machine in a food factory. The guard had been removed from the machine and when her client went to remove a blockage of flour, the blade came down and went into her right hand and fingers. She effectively lost the use of her right hand and suffered post-traumatic stress and depression.
What was really concerning abou this case was that her employer permanently removed vital safety equipment from the door of the machine. They then removed the sensor and rewired and overrode the safety cut out in order to use the machine without the safety guard.
Both these actions were incredibly dangerous and showed complete disregard for Mrs Kaur’s health and safety. She was a very loyal employee and worked in the factory for many years. The insurers argued that she was partly to blame for the accident and that she should lose 25% of her damages. Mrs Kaur was deeply hurt by these allegations. We made it clear to the Insurers that given Mrs Kaur had been instructed to put her hand into the machine to remove wastage every 30 to 40 minutes, we would not accept any deduction in damages.
Finally the Insurers conceded that the employers were 100% to blame and we settled Mrs Kaur’s compensation claim in full at £325,000.
Anne was very pleased to act for Mrs Kaur as she was the major bread-winner for the family and had been physically, psychologically and financially disadvantaged. It was very satisfying going up against the Insurance company and fighting Mrs Kaur’s corner for the compensation she truly deserved.
The Personal Injury Team
Navdip Gill Partner
Personal Injury 01908 689338Navdip has been a Partner at Geoffrey Leaver for 10 years. He is based within the Personal Injury department. He has over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury litigation and has built up a strong network with spinal surgeons, neurologists and plastic surgeons.
Sam Seaford Partner
Personal Injury 01908 689349Sam Seaford is a serious and catastrophic personal injury solicitor who has over a decade of experience in handling personal injury claims including but not limited to employer’s liability, road traffic accidents and occupier’s liability claims. Sam has extensive experience in claims against insurance companies, large scale employer’s and their representatives, Councils and the Police. He specialises in high value and complex, pedestrian, motorcycle and cyclist claims.
Anne Maguire Consultant
Personal Injury 01908 689365Anne is a Consultant to the Personal Injury Department. Anne is ranked as a leader in her field by Chamber and Partners Legal Directory. She has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients who have suffered serious brain or life-changing injuries, clinical negligence and fatal accidents.
Kerry Gibbs Litigation Executive
Personal Injury 01908 692769Kerry has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years, in various roles acting on behalf of claimants and defendants. The majority of her experience has been gained in Personal Injury, where she worked her way up to client account manager for a large corporation before specialising in claimant based work.