Private sector manufacturers continue to employ a high percentage of workers in Liverpool and Merseyside, particularly in the boroughs of Halton, Knowsley and St Helens, assisted by funding from the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) investment programme, and the overall economic recovery. Engineering, car manufacturing, steel production, glass making, pharmaceuticals and shipbuilding are just some of the industries strongly represented in Liverpool and Merseyside. The area also has a vibrant shopping scene, including the Liverpool ONE retail development, Cavern Walks and Metquarter among other destinations, employing thousands of workers.
The local knowledge that Bartletts Solicitors has gained over the years from representing clients in the area puts us in the best position to offer accident at work advice in Liverpool and Merseyside to injured workers, and also negotiate the highest compensation settlements with employers. Our main areas of expertise are work related back injuries, manual handling accidents, slips, trips and falls in the workplace, burns, repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and occupational hearing loss. We have experience of representing injured workers across a range of industries, including construction, factory and warehouse workers, engineers, nurses and carers, retail staff, restaurant workers and delivery drivers.
We offer prospective clients free home visits from a member of our team of accident at work solicitors in Liverpool and Merseyside. Many people prefer face-to-face meetings, and our home visit service means you will not have to journey to one of our local offices to discuss your case. We handle accident at work claims in Liverpool on a no win no fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay any legal fees until you win your claim and receive your compensation, and will not have anything if your claim is unsuccessful. Since a change in the law in April 2013, all law firms now charge a success fee payable upon conclusion of successful work accident claims, calculated as a percentage of the damages awarded. Our service is offered nationwide.
A recent client of Bartletts Solicitors was awarded £90,000 in compensation after an accident at work left her with a severely sprained ankle, chronic back pain and ongoing mobility issues. The lady in question worked as a service quality coordinator in a large open plan office. Building contractors had recently been working at the premises laying electric cables under the flooring, and had placed a carpet tile on top of one of the cable holes. On the day of the accident our client was walking across the office when she stumbled and fell on the cable hole, sustaining an injury to her ankle and straining her lower back.
Our firm later agreed to represent the lady in a no win no fee personal injury claim against her employer. All employers are legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for their employees as far as possible, and in this instance the cable hole concealed by the carpet tile made it reasonably foreseeable that a person walking over it would fall and injure themselves. We were able to obtain an admission of liability from the employer within a matter of months, with our client receiving a compensation settlement totalling £90,000.
Ms S was working as a trainee beauty therapist at a salon during her summer holidays, when she was injured through no fault of her own during the course of her work. A colleague was walking towards Ms S carrying a pot of hot wax when she stumbled on the corner of a chair, falling forwards, and splashing the wax onto Ms S’s bare forearm. Ms S suffered second degree burns right the way up her arm and was taken to hospital, where she was treated with soothing gel, antihistamines and painkillers, before the wound was dressed. She was forced to take 3 weeks off work, and subsequently left her job to return to college. Her arm was still discoloured as a result of her burn injury 6 months later, and apart from the physical pain she had suffered, this caused her profound embarrassment and emotional distress.
After contacting Bartletts for legal advice, Ms S decided to make a claim against the beauty salon’s parent company. We wrote to them, pointing out that employers are responsible for the negligent behaviour of their workers, and in this instance Ms S’s colleague had clearly not been paying sufficient attention at the time of the accident. The chair should also not have been in path of Ms S’s colleague, who was walking towards our client carrying a pot of extremely hot wax. In these circumstances it was reasonably foreseeable that she would trip and splash the wax onto Ms S who was standing in front of her. After 6 months of correspondence we were able to win an admission of liability from the salon’s insurers, and our client later received a cheque for £3,500 in compensation for her injury.