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Over 15 Years' Experience in Personal Injury Claims

Qualified & Experienced Accident At Work Lawyers

Act For All Clients Across England & Wales

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Get The Compensation You Deserve

Your employer has a duty to ensure you have a safe system of work.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a builder, electrician, school teacher, officer worker or work in retail – whatever your job, there is a risk of injury. In some cases, people suffer injuries at work because of a freak accident or inadvertently doing something to injure themselves by accident, however many accidents in the work place can easily be avoided. Our clients tend to think they are alone and feel singled out but that couldn’t be any further from the truth.

All employers are obligated to have an employers’ liability insurance policy to cover accidents that occur during an employee’s employment.  Unfortunately for employees, those insurance companies also want to make a profit.  They can do this by charging your employers premiums and avoiding paying out where possible, including refusing to pay compensation. 

We are experienced in pursing claims for injuries sustained at work and many of our cases include liability being denied.  That doesn’t deter us. We specialise in dealing with a vast range of different accidents at work; regardless of how you suffered injury, we can help you seek the compensation you deserve when the accident, that wasn’t your fault, could have been avoided.

Unsafe System of Work -Think Safe! Accident at Work

Slip or Trip in the Workplace

Employers need to provide a safe place of work.  If your employer has control of the premises, then they have a duty to take reasonable care to make and keep floors safe.  If your employer doesn’t have a reasonable system of inspection, they cannot identify and remove hazards that can cause someone to trip or fall and sustain injury.

Slip or Trip At Work

Manual Handling

Any form of transporting or supporting of a load (such as lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying etc.) by hand is a risk of personal injury to employees.  Your employers must take reasonable steps to reduce the need for you to undertake manual handling and should provide you with the appropriate training or tools to reduce the risk of injury.

Injuries Caused By Manual Handling

Defective or unsuitable equipment

Any equipment provided by your employer must be appropriate for the task at hand and kept in good order and/or condition. They must do this by:

  • regularly inspecting the equipment,
  • ensuring an effective system is in place for reporting and repairing defects,
  • maintaining the equipment
  • ensuring that you have the appropriate training to use the equipment

Employers who cut corners to save money could end up causing you pain, suffering and financial loss!

Construction Sites Accidents

With various parties involved, accidents on construction sites are often complex with many different parties involved, especially when your employers are not necessarily the people in control of the work you carry out.  Someone is responsible for your health and safety on site and you do not want to purse the wrong defendant on an incorrect assumption.

Falling from a Height

The consequences of falling from a height can be severe and so every employer must ensure that the work at height is properly planned, supervised and carried out in a safe manner.  They need to ensure that you are appropriately trained and competent, or supervised by a competent person.

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Accident And Injuries Caused By Working At Heights

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

No one should be subject to violence, especially in your place of work where you are focused on doing your job.  Although not everyone gets along with each other, unfortunately some employees take matters into their own hands and can assault you – physically or verbally.  It doesn’t matter that your employer didn’t tell that employee to do those things – they chose to employ that person and they are responsible for their actions.

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Injury caused by inappropriate or lack of PE

Why Are We So Good?

We are Qualified & Experienced Lawyers

With over 15 years’ experience between them, Rebecca & Alec never simply give up because liability is denied. They have vast experience in dealing with claims where liability is denied.  When you instruct a law firm, you usually do not get the choice of lawyer. You may end up being represented by an unqualified case handler. With Rebeca & Alec, you know you are getting an experience, qualified lawyer.

We Have Small Caseloads So We Can Focus On You

Most accident at work lawyers, in firms, have lots of cases but we work for ourselves and only need a few cases so we have the time to dedicate to you. Rebecca & Alec can be more diligent and give full consideration to your case & the best way to proceed

We Choose How To Run Your Case, Not Told By An Employer Law Firm

No two claims are the same, so it’s important that each case & each client is treated differently. Most accident at work firms have a set way to run a case, but because Rebecca & Alec are consultants, they choose the best way to run your case for you. They will ensure you get as much compensation as possible.

We’re Available & Here For You

Rebecca & Alec understand you may not be available between Monday and Friday, 9am-5pm. They are available both evenings and weekends.

Who Are Rebecca & Alec?

Rebecca Hennessy | Solicitor
Rebecca Hennessy

Consultant Solicitor

Over 9 Years' Experience in Personal Injury

Qualified Solicitor Since 2017

Alec Hancock | CILEX Lawyer
Alec Hancock

Consultant CILEX Lawyer

Over 7 Years' Experience in Personal Injury

Qualified CILEX Lawyer Since 2017

Rebecca Hennessy took over our case and was exceptional. She was very patient, understanding and happy to explain everything to us when we felt overwhelmed with the legal jargon. Would definitely recommend her to help through any legal issues.

Paula Buchan (MJW Law client)

I had the pleasure of dealing with Alec who was supportive, gave clear and logical advice and helped us through a case that was long and very drawn out. It was Alec that gave us the confidence to see it through to it successful conclusion. Great service.

David Gettins (MJW Law client)

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I fund this claim? I don’t have any money 

Rebecca & Alec run their claims on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis (called a Conditional Fee Agreement) which means that you don’t have to pay anything out of your own pocket.

If you are unsuccessful or if the chances of your case winning decreases because of some unexpected evidence then you will walk away with no cost to yourself and no liability for your employer’s legal costs*. Contact Rebecca & Alec to find out if your case is eligible for a “No Win, No Fee” claim.

*you must ensure you remain honest throughout your claim, follow Rebecca & Alec’s advice and ensure you give clear instructions. Do this and you will never have to worry about paying any legal costs whatsoever.

I feel awkward bringing a claim against my employers

Did you know that employers are obligated to have liability insurance for their employees? This is because it is your legal right to recover compensation for any harm due to their negligence. Your employers won’t be personally paying the compensation – their insurers are.

 

Employers are not allowed to dismiss you for bringing an honest claim against them as they could then be sued for unfair dismissal – bringing a claim against your employer is a right as an employee.

 

Many of Rebecca & Alec’s clients continue to work for their employers during the claim. Some employers will even pay towards your treatment to help you recover and return to work sooner rather than later – so you don’t suffer large loss of earnings.

Will I have to go to Court?

Not necessarily. In fact, many claims are resolved without legal proceedings being issued. Most claims never make it to a Court room. Courts encourage the parties to resolve their issues rather than asking a Court to decide.

 

However, Rebecca & Alec will ensure, where needed, they push forward to obtain your compensation and they will ensure you are properly represented by the right Barrister for your case.

What compensation can I claim?

All clients will be entitled to claim compensation for the injury. This is because a Court cannot remove the pain and suffering you have suffered so the best thing they can do is award you money. However some clients may have incurred financial loss, such as loss of earnings, the cost of travelling to physiotherapy, medication. In some cases, clients need surgery and the NHS waiting list is months. 

Rebecca & Alec  will ensure they identify all financial loss and seek to recover it from the employer who has caused the injury.

How Alec Secured Compensation From The Lead Construction Company For The Scaffolder’s Error

Alec’s client came to him following a nasty accident on a construction site. The client had walked along the scaffold plank and the plank gave way, he fell and sustained a head injury. The lead construction company, who was responsible for the overall construction site attempted to blame the scaffolding company (who did technically fail to secure the boards correctly), other construction contractors and even the client – but they assured Alec that they were not to blame.
Already agreeing to a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement Alec, upon receiving the denial, advised the client to not waste time pursuing the others that the lead construction company were suggesting. Alec asked the client to trust him (which he did).
What Alec did next is point out to the lead construction company that their argument had no merit. They had signed off approval of the scaffold company, absolving them of any responsibility. The other construction contractors may have used the scaffolding before the lead company had authorised use of the scaffold but Alec argued that the liability fell squarely with them. Alec also pointed out that his client couldn’t be blamed for the accident because he had no way of knowing that the board was not secured.
Alec gave them 14 days and said if they did not provide an admission he would advise his client to issue legal proceedings. On the 13th day Alec received an email confirming that the insurers for the lead construction company admitted responsibility and invited the client to obtain medical evidence in support of his claim.
It was Alec’s knowledge and experience that led to the admission being obtained early. Less experienced personal injury claims handlers would have simply redirected the claim to the scaffold company or to another potential Defendant. Each would have denied liability and would have left the client in a situation where they wouldn’t have known who to proceed against and could have ended up going through legal proceedings unnecessarily.
Both Rebecca and Alec have vast experience in construction site accidents and 90% will know who is the responsible party from the outset. There are, and have been, some very complicated relationships between employers and contractors but that won’t deter Rebecca and Alec in offering you a “No Win, No Fee” accident at work claim!
 

How Can It Really Be ‘No Win, No Fee’?

Many people do question “how can it really be No Win, No Fee and I don’t have to pay Rebecca & Alec’s legal fees?”. It is quite a reasonable concern and Rebecca & Alec want to reassure their clients.
All “No Win, No Fee” law firms offer the same funding arrangement. As the Government removed legal aid in 1999 there had to be a way for people to be able to bring a claim without being responsible for thousand of pounds in legal fees and expenses.  However, as a compromise, the government introduced Conditional Fee Agreements to allow clients to be able to bring legitimate claims without concern about legal costs.
This meant that a client would be able to recover their legal costs from the Defendant but know that if they were unsuccessful, they could walk away without having to pay anything. It really is “No Win, No Fee”. 
Clients did not have to worry about the legal fees, but what about the expenses? Well, if liability is admitted you don’t have to worry about the expenses such as medical report fees and court costs – because the Defendant has admitted they are liable. What about if liability is denied? If Rebecca and Alec think your claim can proceed on a “No Win, No Fee” basis, then they can ensure you have insurance in place to protect you from adverse legal costs.
Rebecca & Alec take pleasure in advising clients that they will never have to pay a single penny out of their own pocket.

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Available to act for anyone in England & Wales