Accident at Work Solicitors
Injured at Work? Speak to a Lawyer About Making a Claim
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, we understand what you’ll be going through. Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people get the compensation that they deserve following workplace accidents.
Sophie Davies Partner
“A niche firm that punches well above its weight in the catastrophic injury sector, borne out by the quality of work they obtain.”
Making an accident at work claim
If you have been injured in the last three years and the injuries you suffered resulted from your employers, managers or other employees failing to follow health and safety rules you are entitled to make a claim. Your accident may have resulted from one of the following:
- Dangerous working practices
- Poor or non-existent workplace risk assessments
- Limited or non-existent personal protective equipment (PPE)
- A spillage that could have been prevented
- A fall from height
- Poorly maintained equipment
What are my rights if I suffer an injury at work?
The law states that you should always be provided with safe and suitable work equipment. You should also receive proper training to complete your required tasks and work alongside other correctly trained employees who will not put you in any risk. Making a claim will not affect your employment rights.
Will I have to pay to make an accident at work compensation?
Why Choose Osbornes Law’s accident at work solicitors?
At Osbornes Law we have one of the largest London accident at work teams led by Stuart Kightley, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury Department.
Stuart is recognised by his peers for building a strong specialist team of injury at work solicitors who have helped thousands of employees over the years to gain the compensation they deserve.
Osbornes Law is an active supporter and campaigner for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – an organisation fighting for the rights of injured people. Other organisations supported by the team include Headway East London, Spinal Injuries Association and the Limbless Association.
Stuart’s team includes specialist and highly experienced personal injury litigators with a strong track record of obtaining the right care, treatment and compensation for their clients.
Successful outcomes for our clients involved in an accident at work
- Our client was a builder suffering a psychological reaction following a needle stick injury from a discarded syringe. His employers failed to take action to prevent drug users from using working on site. Damages awarded: £20,000.
- An abattoir supervisor was hit by a forklift truck and suffered significant complex injuries. Following the accident, our client had permanently reduced walking ability, only able to walk with sticks. He was not able to return to employment. Damages awarded £4.75 million.
- We represented a labourer who sustained burns to his ankle when liquid nitrogen leaked from the pipe he was working on. His building site injuries required plastic surgery. Damages awarded: £100,000.
- A factory machinist suffered a fall when tripping over cable from her sewing machine. As a result of the fall she suffered. Damages awarded: £70,000
- A self-employed carpenter suffered a complex ankle fracture whilst working on a building site. The injury left him with permanently restricted mobility. Damages awarded £2 million.
Accident At Work Expertise
- Accidents In The Office
- Catering And Kitchen Injury Claims
- Construction Site Accidents
- Farm Accident Claims
- Forklift Truck Accident Claims
- Factory Accident Claims
- Garage And Motor Repair Injury Claims
Client StoriesVIEW ALL
£100,000 settlement for tripping at work
Osbornes Law secures £100,000 settlement for Hungarian woman who tripped over a shopping bag at work Siobhan McIvor, a Partner in...Read more
£165,000 settlement for factory accident
Siobhan McIvor, a Partner in the Personal Injury Department of Osbornes Law, has secured a £165,000 settlement, with the help of...Read more
Construction Site Accident at Work
Our client suffered numerous fractures to their left leg requiring surgery following a work accident on a construction site. He...Read more
Compensation Awarded Following Amputation Accident on Construction Site
Our client worked as a carpenter/bricklayer on a building site at a residential property in North London. He was...Read more
Lasting damage to ankle following construction accident settles...
Sam Collard, an Associate in the Osbornes’ catastrophic injury team, recently settled an employer’s liability claim for a Romanian...Read more
Boatyard worker awarded multi-million pound settlement
A boatyard worker who was injured in a workplace fall has been awarded a compensation settlement worth £7.2 million. Kevin Cleightonhills,...Read more
Basement fatality convictions highlight health and safety regulations
Conrad Sidebottom, 46, and Richard Golding, 43, were jailed for their part in causing the death of Anghel Milosavlevici. Osbornes Law partner...Read more
Man loses hand in accident at work
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Ladder accident results compensation claim
A shop worker who fell from a ladder has won £9,600 in compensation. The worker who was employed as a senior...Read more
Worker suffers life-changing injuries in accident at work
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Osbornes settles serious workplace injury case for six...
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Compensation for construction worker with serious ankle injury
The Claimant, PB, a Polish male in his late 40s, was injured when he fell off a ladder whilst working...Read more
Osbornes helps hotel bar man claim compensation
Osbornes were instructed after our client, a hotel barman fell down a flight of stairs at work. The man had...Read more
Man who fell in freezer in work accident...
The man who was in a walk in freezer at the time slipped on ice which had built up on...Read more
Injury to wrist results in £100,000 for lorry driver
A lorry driver has received a settlement for injuries and financial losses suffered in an accident at work. Jarek Lemancyk...Read more
Worker paralysed at work awarded £120,000 in compensation
A 38 year old worker was left paralysed from the chest down after an accident at work in which a reel...Read more
"They punch well above their weight. The quality of service they provide equals that of any of the larger top-name firms in this area"
The group is noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity.
"A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."
"An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."
"Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms."
"A superb boutique catastrophic injury firm."
"Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."
"Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."
"superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."
Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
"Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."
"They have an expanding profile in personal injury and clinical negligence and offer a superb, broad service in accidents abroad, enabled by their recruitment of bilingual legal executives who can guide non-English speakers through complex litigation."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."
"Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
"Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."
"Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."
"The hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."
"Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."
"Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."
Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
"I have found Osbornes to be thorough, clear and understanding from the initial call. They do exactly what they say they will and with passion! I would recommend them to anyone".
Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.
Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.
They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
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Our Personal Injury Team View the whole team
Rob Aylott Partner
Sam Collard Partner
Sophie Davies Partner
Nicola Hall Associate Solicitor
Andrew Middlehurst Associate Solicitor
Laura Swaine Associate Solicitor