Accidents at work

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An accident at work can change your life

‘Work accidents can bring life-changing circumstances not only for you, but your family as well’

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.

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. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are all very approachable and friendly, and I think that’s the culture that exists throughout the firm. They are a close-knit team.” “They have that mentality of looking after the client first as opposed to their own interests. They always do what’s best for the client.” Notable practitioners: Stuart Brazington (Band 1) offers particular expertise in serious spinal cord and brain injury cases. According to one interviewee, he “knows his cases extremely well” and “has good judgement about which points are likely to be important.” Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) covers a broad range of personal injury matters, including animal cases, sports injuries and motorcycle accidents. Sources describe him as “always very impressive” and note that he’s “very good with clients.””  Chambers 2017 Somerset

“What the team is known for: Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including equine matters, industrial disease cases and cycling accidents. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accident cases, as well as offering significant experience in catastrophic injury claims. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They were all empathetic but businesslike, and this formed absolutely the right mixture. Their advice was delivered to me in exactly the right way.” “They were brilliant and supportive.” Work highlights Acted for a professional jockey in a claim arising from a racing accident in Australia that resulted in complete paraplegia. The case was partially tried at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Advised the widow of a man killed by a bullock, bringing precedent-setting liability claims under the Animals Act. Notable practitioners: Ian Carrier (Band 1) offers extensive expertise in catastrophic injuries, with a particular focus on spinal and brain claims. Impressed clients describe him as “very experienced and knowledgeable,” and note that he “has a genuine interest in you as a person.” He is also praised for his creative approach to complex cases. Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) draws on a wealth of experience in severe injury claims, including paediatric cases and those involving complex neurological issues. She frequently acts as a trustee in high-value settlements. According to one impressed source, Helen Childs (Band 2) was “absolutely superb from the outset” and had “phenomenal attention to detail.” She is held in high regard for her focus on major asbestos-related claims.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds

“Royds Withy King sits on the panels for the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum and Headway. Department head Louise Hart handles amputation, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, PTSD and facial injury matters. Stuart Brazington is also recommended.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tactician’ Richard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.” Legal 500 2016 South East

I have used Royds Withy King in the past and have found them to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable in all matters. This time I needed their expertise for a personal injury claim due to an industrial accident when I badly broke my ankle. Throughout my case I felt like I had the full support from my exceptionally brilliant solicitor [Louise Hart] and her team. I cannot recommend this firm of solicitors highly enough.

Royds Withy King Personal Injury Client

Unfortunately nothing will be able to change my back condition but thanks to you we have the best chance of living the life we would have done prior to my accident.

Royds Withy King Personal Injury Client


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.

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?

Contact us if you’ve had an accident at work. Find out how we can deal with your claim swiftly and effectively by calling 0800 923 2068 or emailing