Accident at Work Solicitors

Make an Accident at Work 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.

  • “A niche firm that punches well above its weight in the catastrophic injury sector, borne out by the quality of work they obtain.”

Can I make 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 accident 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 claim?

Our personal injury cases are handled on a No Win No Fee basis. This means there will be no cost to you.

Why Choose Osbornes Law’s accident at work solicitors?

At Osbornes Law we have one of the largest personal injury teams in London 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 accident 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 injuries required plastic surgery. Damages awarded: £100,000.
  • A 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.

Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

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    • "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"

      Chambers UK 2022

    • 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.

      Legal 500 2022

    • "A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "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."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."

      Chambers UK 2021

    • "Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."

      Chambers UK 2021

    • "superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."

      Chambers UK 2021

    • 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.

      Legal 500 2020 - Personal Injury

    • 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.

      Legal 500 2020 - Personal Injury

    • 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.

      Legal 500 2020 - Personal Injury

    • A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.

      Legal 500 2020 - Personal Injury

    • 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.

      Legal 500

    • "Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."

      Chambers UK

    • "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."

      Chambers & Partners Directory 2020, Personal Injury

    • "Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."

      Chambers UK

    • "Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."

      Chambers UK

    • "Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."

      Chambers UK

    • "An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."

      Chambers UK

    • "Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."

      Chambers UK

    • "They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."

      Chambers UK

    • "Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."

      The Legal 500

    • "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 Legal 500

    • "The hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."

      Legal 500 2019

    • "Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."

      The Legal 500

    • "Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."

      The Legal 500

    • Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.

      Personal Injury Client

    • "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".

      Client Review

    • Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.

      Personal Injury Client

    • I will use Osbornes for any future needs.

      Personal Injury Client

    • I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.

      Personal Injury Client

    • Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.

      Personal Injury Client

    • 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.

      Chambers UK

    • As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.

      Chambers UK

    • Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.

      Chambers UK

    • They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous

      Chambers UK

    • 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.

      Chambers UK

    • 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.

      Personal Injury Department Client

    • 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.

      Personal injury department client

    • Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.

      Legal 500

    • Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.

      Legal 500

    Personal Injury FAQs

    What is a personal injury?

    A personal injury is an injury someone suffers to their body, mind or emotions, as a result of someone else’s negligence. This can be direct – an injury to yourself – or indirect – suffering you experience following a bereavement caused by someone’s negligence. Your personal injury claim might be as a result of an accident at work, cycling accident, or road traffic accident. If you are not sure whether we can help then just give us a call and our personal injury solicitors will be able to advise on your personal circumstances.

    If you think you might qualify for personal injury compensation just call us today, or complete the enquiry form.

    Can I make a personal injury claim?

    If you have suffered an injury or bereavement as a result of someone else’s actions you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim. To find out whether you might be entitled to accident or injury compensation just call us today, or complete the enquiry form.

    What types of personal injury can I claim compensation for?

    Our personal injury compensation lawyers advise on a broad range of injury and accident claims. Our personal injury expertise includes accidents at work, trips and slips, amputation claims, car and road traffic accidents, accidents on public transport, cycling accident claims, motorcycling claims and more. No matter where you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence we can help. Including brain and head injuries, spinal cord and other serious injuries.

    How do I start my claim for compensation with Osbornes Law?

    First, get in touch. Just call your local office or complete the enquiry form on this page or the contact us page to find a personal injury lawyer near you.

    Second, each case is different. One of our accident lawyers will arrange a time to speak with you so we can find out all the details and understand exactly what has happened. Once we have this information we’ll be able to advise you on the best course of action.

    Third, don’t worry. Our solicitors and legal assistants are approachable and speak in plain English. Our number one priority is to look after you and your best interests. This means you can relax knowing you have one of the best, most respected personal injury teams on your side.

    How much compensation will I get for my personal injury claim?

    No two claims are the same so we can’t say, straight away, how much personal injury compensation you will get for your claim. Compensation is split into two parts:

    • General damages (based on the severity of injuries and the length of time it takes for you to recover)
    • Special damages (covering current and predicted out of pocket expenses as a result of the injury – such as loss of property, medication, aids and equipment, treatment, travel and loss of income).

    While we might not be able to say how much personal injury compensation you can expect to get, we are experienced in a wide range of injury claims and should be able to give you an estimate, when we speak.

    What is a no win no fee personal injury claim?

    In the vast majority of cases, you will be able to pursue your personal injury claim through what’s known as a Conditional Fee Agreement or ‘No Win No Fee’. This means you will not be required to pay legal fees if you do not win your injury claim.

    How long does it take to make a personal injury claim?

    You usually have three years from the date of an accident or injury to bring a claim – but we’d always advise getting in touch as soon as possible.

    Because each claim is different it’s impossible to say exactly how long your claim will take. It will depend on the severity of your injuries and whether or not your opponent admits blame.

    A relatively simple claim – like minor whiplash or when the other party admits responsibility – could be settled in a few months. A claim relating to more serious injuries – or a claim where the other party doesn’t admit responsibility – will take longer as we’ll have to seek medical evidence. This is partly so that we can make sure any compensation supports you for your long term medical needs. We may also have to wait to understand the full impact of your injuries because compensation may depend on how long it takes you to heal.

    Other factors that could prolong your personal injury claim might include whether it has to go to court when a criminal offence has been committed and police charges also have to be brought and if you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident when the police and insurance companies will be trying to locate the driver.

    When will I get my personal injury compensation payments?

    We understand that you might need your personal injury compensation to support yourself during treatment and recovery. Once liability has been established (this means that the other side has accepted full or partial responsibility for your accident or injury) you can apply to get what are known as ‘interim compensation payments’. These are early, partial, payments that are paid before the full and final payment of your compensation and go towards living costs (because you’re unable to work), private treatment or rehabilitation. They will be deducted from the final compensation payment when that is eventually paid.

    Are there time limits on making a claim for compensation?

    You usually have three years from the date of an accident or injury to bring a personal injury claim – but we’d always advise getting in touch as soon as possible.

    Will I need a medical examination to make a personal injury claim?

    We want to get the very best results for you following your accident or injury. To do this, we need to know not only how serious the injury is but how long it’s likely to take to get better and whether there are going to be any lasting effects. For this reason, we are likely to need to see your medical records and for you to undergo a medical examination. Don’t worry, this will usually only take 20 minutes and be conducted by a medical expert. We’ll discuss all of this in more detail when we speak, to ensure you’re 100% happy that you understand each step of the process.

    Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

    For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

    Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you

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