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    If you’ve suffered an accident at work you may be worried about more than your health. How will it affect your job? Or your family? How can your solicitor obtain the swiftest compensation to cover your loss of income?

    If you’re injured at work, talk to us

    The potential for serious injury or worse can be found anywhere from construction sites and factories to shops and restaurants. Every employer has a responsibility to:

    • provide a safe system of work

    • ensure equipment is suitable and reliable

    • remove risks to health

    • train employees

    Serious work accidents can be life changing for the individual and their family. They can result in complex injuries including fractures to limbs and amputation. You may face life changing spinal injuries and head injuries. Even relatively minor injuries could lead to more serious conditions, such as the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Chronic Pain. Fatal work accidents need to be handled with the utmost sensitivity.

    Whatever your particular circumstances, you’ll want to find a solution that gives you the best quality of life possible, now and for the future.

    With us on your side you’ll have the reassurance of working with an expert legal team that has great success in dealing with accidents at work. Our personal injury team is independently recognised and recommended as being one of the UK’s leading firms.

    What if I think the accident might have been my fault?

    Accident victims often think that their accident is just “one of those things” or that they knew the risks and took them. They may even think that they were completely or partly to blame. Take advice from a solicitor because in many cases like this employers will be held ultimately responsible because they are duty-bound to remove risks so that employees don’t have to take them.

    I don’t want to lose my job, will bringing a claim affect my employability?

    Many people find it difficult to make a claim against their employer. This could be out of respect or fear about the consequences. If you have doubts the following points may be helpful.

    • Your employer should have insurance to pay compensation to injured people.
    • Whilst the claim for compensation is sent first to your employer, after that it will be dealt with by their insurance company and your solicitor.
    • As an employee you have rights to prevent you from being treated unfairly or sacked.
    • If you are sacked your loss of earnings might be claimed in compensation for the accident.
    • Confidentiality. It is not inevitable that everyone will find out about your claim.
    • Your sense of duty to your employer may be outweighed by your losses. Any loss of income can have a very serious impact on you.
    • Ask yourself, would your employer make a claim if the roles were reversed?

    Our credentials

    “What the team is known for:
    Somerset-based practice that comes recommended for its focus on spinal cord and brain injuries. Also offers niche expertise in areas such as fatal accidents and animal cases. Demonstrates further skill in the area of asbestos-related diseases.

    “I feel there is a strong culture within the firm that fosters excellence delivered in a friendly, approachable way,” reports a source.

    Another interviewee states: “They are the best local firm for me to deal with as their whole focus is professional and efficient.”

    Work highlights:
    Represented a claimant who suffered serious brain injury, in a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority case worth £15.8 million.

    Notable practitioners:
    Stuart Brazington (Band 1) leads the brain injury team and possesses notable expertise in serious spinal cord injury claims. One source highlights: “He’s a brain injury specialist; it’s a tricky area and he’s very good at it. He knows a lot about medicine as well as litigation tactics.”

    Senior associate Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) offers particular strength in severe injury cases arising from accidents involving animals, sports and motorcycles.

    Louise Hart is Recognised Practitioner.”
    Chambers 2018 Somerset

    “What the team is known for:
    Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including industrial disease cases, cycling accidents and equine matters. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accidents as well as catastrophic injuries, with a focus on brain and spinal injuries.

    Interviewees praise the lawyers’ involvement in each case: “They are very supportive of clients, you get the feeling that it’s not just business to them. They work well in teams, are responsive and quick to get back to you.”

    Others agree, and attest the success of this ethos: “We were never made to feel like a case, we were treated with open communication as we if we were in a partnership. The attention to detail and professionalism of the lawyers led to great results.”

    Notable practitioners:
    The “tenacious and excellent” Ian Carrier (Band 1) focuses on catastrophic injury work, primarily spinal and brain injuries, as well as fatal accident claims. One client states: “He has strong communication skills, and excellent and far-reaching technical knowledge. We could not have asked for a better partners, it was just superb case management.”

    Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) is highly reputable in claims of high complexity and severity including paediatric cases as well as those with complex neurological issues. One interviewee states: “She is very thorough and has an exceptionally good manner with clients. She is someone who inspires trust.”

    Helen Childs (Band 2) is a specialist in industrial diseases and is especially noted for asbestos litigation. One client attests: “She is an expert in this field, which was paramount. She worked tirelessly and went to the moon and back for us. She was empathetic and genuine, nothing was too much trouble.“”
    Chambers 2018 Oxford and Surrounds

    “Royds Withy King’s personal injury team has ‘a wealth of experience and a very client-focussed approach’. It is ‘very strong on brain injury claims’ and provides an overall ‘excellent’ level of service. Particular areas of expertise include spinal injuries, chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, amputations, asbestos-related diseases, fatal accidents as well as claims arising from accidents involving animals, in particular horses. The ‘vastly experienced’ team is jointly led by Louise Hart and Stuart Brazington. The ‘tenacious’ and ‘knowledgeable’ Hart has ‘unrivalled’ experience in acting for clients who have sustained a personal injury with subsequent chronic pain’ while the ‘highly competent’ Brazington is ‘a very good strategist’. Senior associate Mark Hambleton, whose specialisms include sports-related injuries, is ‘client-focused’. The practice’s recent caseload includes representing a client who had suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury in a multi-million-pound claim before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) First Tier Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.”
    Legal 500 2017 South West

    “The ‘excellent and forward-thinking firm’ Royds Withy King in Oxford, which ‘strikes the right balance through quality advice and great client care’, was created through a merger between law firm Royds and the Bath-based Withy King in September 2016. Team lead Tracy Norris-Evans specialises in brain injury and paediatric claims and also acts as a professional deputy, while the ‘experienced practitioner’ Ian Carrier is known for his spinal injuries and fatal accidents work and has ‘impressive attention to detail and case preparation skills’. Other notable individuals are Richard Brooks, who regularly handles animal-related claims and ‘knows equine matters inside out’, and industrial diseases expert Helen Childs. As a result of the merger, James Millar Craig, who gained experience in permanent health insurance cases, was added to the team. The ‘highly organised, knowledgeable and approachable’ associates Jennifer Seavor and Rachel James joined from Boyes Turner and Irwin Mitchell, respectively. Especially recommended in ‘asbestos-related claims’, Seavor represented a client who had developed mesothelioma through his occupation at a railway company from the late sixties to the early seventies; he wanted the claim to settle during his lifetime and accepted an offer of £230,000.”
    Legal 500 2017 South East

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