Jefferies Injury Lawyers – Personal Injury Specialists
Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers is a specialist personal injury law firm dedicated to helping you with accident, personal injury, industrial diseases and medical negligence compensation claims. If you have suffered an accident or injury in a car, an accident or injury in a public place, an injury as a result of medical malpractice, had a work related accident or suffer from an industrial disease such as industrial deafness, vibration white finger or industrial asthma – contact us.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors
At Jefferies we have specialist teams of personal injury solicitors who can help you with your accident or personal injury compensation claim. From start to finish, we aim to make the whole process as simple and easy as possible. Our team of personal injury solicitors offer a friendly and approachable service including a free assessment of your accident claim.
No Win No Fee*
We work on a no win no fee* basis, which means if you lose your case you do not have to pay our fees. If you win your case these fees will be charged to the party who is found to be at fault in the accident.
Jefferies has a first class reputation for successful personal injury advice and assistance. With over 18 years experience in helping people bring their claim for compensation to a successful conclusion, you can be sure that you are in safe hands with our legal team of advisers.
Injury Claims We Deal With
Here at Jefferies, we deal with many types of accident and injuries, which include but are not limited to the following:
- Road traffic accident claims (including public transport and bus injury claims)
- Accidents from work injuries (including construction injuries – e.g. Vibration white finger compensation claims)
- Accidents in public places
- Head injury claims
- Brain injury compensation claims
- Cosmetic surgery claims and medical negligence compensation
- Motorbike and bicycle injury claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Other types accident claims and personal injury compensation claims…
Why not call us today or complete our online initial claim form to see if we can help you claim the compensation for your injury at that you are entitled to?
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Construction Work Injuries Drop Not Big Enough Says HSE
The Construction industry is known as being a sector where there is greater possibility of having a serious accident or injury. Workers are at risk of falls from height, crushing injuries and machinery accidents.
Figures recently reported from the Health and Safety Executive indicate a fall of 9 % in the rate of major injuries in the construction sector but according to top bodies at HSE, this decrease should be larger.
In 2012/13 there were 1,913 major injuries compared to 2,124 in the previous year and fatal injuries also fell from 49 to 39 in the same years.
Falls From Height Most Common Kind Of Fatal Accident
The statistics revealed that a fall from height was the main kind of construction accident that ended in a fatality with 60 % of recorded fatalities attributed to it. This figure was up 3 % from last year.
The number of accidents in the construction was found to be disproportionate to the amount of people the industry employs with the sector accounting for 5% of employees yet 27% of all fatal accidents in the workplace.
Construction Still One Of The Most Dangerous Sectors
Speaking about the fall in injuries, HSE’s Heather Bryant said that construction is still one of the most dangerous sectors in Britain. She said: “Year on year we are seeing a downward trend but far too many employees are still being killed or seriously injured at work. This is unacceptable when many could have been prevented with simple safety measures.”
She said that she had seen some ‘excellent examples of well ran construction sites where a clear focus on safety and risk management has been demonstrated’.
Claiming Compensation For A Construction Injury
If you have had an injury while working in construction then you may able to make a personal injury compensation claim if the accident was not your fault. Major injuries can mean you have been left with a debilitating injury, meaning you are unable to work and/or look after yourself. A compensation settlement can help remove some of the financial worry you may have following an injury.
Jefferies no win no fee solicitors are able to help with all kinds of workplace compensation claims including construction claims. We also help with industrial disease claims like asbestos exposure and slipping and tripping in the workplace.
If you would like more information and advice about making a personal injury claim then please get in touch with our friendly and helpful team on 0800 342 3206 or complete our online claim form.
Hope For Nuclear Plant Worker As He Receives Compensation Settlement
A man in his sixties who worked at a Cumbrian nuclear plant has been given a chance to rebuild his life following a seven figure work place compensation settlement.
The mechanical fitter was working on a cherry picker in the factory in May 2011 when he had the accident which resulted in major crushing injuries including an amputated leg.
Following an investigation into the incident, the Health and Safety Executive found out that the people who were working with the machine had not been given any health and safety guidance, other than having to wear a hi-visibility jacket. No specific advice was given and the company had been taking the pickers on foot on many occasions.
A workers’ union said that the compensation will not fully recompense for what the worker has been put through.
Injury Will Affect Him For The Rest Of His Life
A HSE inspector said that the employee suffered a ‘terrible injury that will affect him for the rest of his life due to failings of his employer, adding: “It is questionable whether [the company] actually needed a member of staff on foot to direct the cherry picker, given that it was travelling forwards along a road in a one-way system.
The plant admitted to one breach of health and safety; a spokesperson said that it had agreed a settlement which took into account the level of responsibility they held. The spokesperson said that it had acted quickly to an improvement notice, adding: “The judge at the hearing commented ‘this was not a case of total or reckless disregard for the safety of employees’.
A union representative said that the employer had ignored basic health and safety requirements.
Claiming Compensation For An Accident At Work
If you have been injured at work in any kind of accident or incident then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. A successful claim will cover the extent of your injury, including the pain and suffering you have encountered as well as any financial losses incurred.
Your work place injury claim could arise as a result of an industrial illness like tinnitus or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. It may also be because you have slipped or tripped over something at work which has caused you an injury. Whatever the reason, if blame can be proven then you could have a valid claim.
Jefferies Solicitors works with a wide and varied range of work place compensation claims and often, we can manage claims on a no win no fee basis. If you would like to tell us more about your situation then please get in touch with us on 0800 342 3206 or complete one of our online claim forms.
Scottish Firm Fined After Serious Arm Injury Work Accident
A company in Scotland has been fined by the Health And Safety Executive for safety failings which saw a mill worker suffer severe arm injuries.
During the work place accident, the 20 year old man’s arm was dragged into machinery that was not correctly guarded when he was cutting wood at the mill. The HSE deemed the accident as ‘wholly avoidable’.
Unable To Return To Work Following Injury
Since the incident, which happened just over two years ago, the man has required several operations to repair damage to his nerves and tendons and has been left with permanent injuries. In the accident, he lost one finger and part of another and he finds it difficult to use his right hand. In need of constant pain relief, he has not yet been able to return to work.
Company Admits Failings
The company admitted it was at fault for the incident under the Health And Safety At Work Act. It emerged that no formal training was given to the employee and he was not supervised when using the cutting machine. The HSE investigation also outlined that wheels and a chain on the machine were not guarded and the guard on the saw blade was incorrectly positioned.
HSE principal inspector, Niall Miller said that the employee was ‘let down by the company’s lack of proper training’ and that there were ‘inadequate assessment of risks and ineffective measures to stop access to dangerous parts of equipment’.
He added that the injured worker’s life had been ‘destroyed’ and that he is now reliant upon the assistance of others to perform simple, everyday tasks.
The MD from the company said: “We’d certainly apologise to (the employee) and his family. Lessons have been learned.”
Claiming Compensation For A Work Accident
Work place accidents differ in their gravitas and this can be down to the nature of the environment where you work. If you work with machinery of any kind then there are risks of a serious injury.
In order to protect you from those dangers, your employer must ensure certain legal health and safety measures are taken. Failure to do so can result in them being negligent for employees’ injuries.
If your work place accident happened within the last 3 years and your employer’s negligence can be clearly identified, then it is possible you could make a personal injury compensation claim.
If you would like to know how to begin your claim and whether or not you qualify for no win no fee, please get in touch with Jefferies Solicitors who can explain the claims process for you. Call us on 0800 342 3206.
Mesothelioma Calendar Dedicated To Former Plymouth Campaigner
A calender has been produced to raise awareness of asbestos-related illness, mesothelioma.
It has been dedicated to a local Plymouth mesothelioma campiagner who died of the disease, as well as many others who have also died of the illness.
The calendar has been produced by iPlymouth Photogrpahy Group and the South West Mesothelioma Support Group who hope that it will communicate the dangers of asbestos exposure.
Specialist Nurse Says It’s Important To Be Aware Of Asbestos Dangers
The calendar has received a lot of support from locals in the Plymouth region. Sponsors have covered all the costs of producing the calendar including a printing company who covered the printing costs and even the envelopes which were donated by local company.
A member from the SWMG group announced a ‘thank you’ to everyone who had helped get the calendar completed.
Commenting about lung cancer and mesothelioma, a nurse who specialises in the illness said that the calendar will help raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and its relationship with mesothelioma.
She said: “It is important for people to be aware of the dangers of asbestos and the calendar is important to our members to be able to do this and to remember those who have lost their lives to mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.”
The calendar proceeds will be donated to Mesothelioma Research, the Mesothelioma Trust Fund at St Luke’s Hospice.
Have You Suffered From Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member is suffering from mesothelioma then it is often a very distressing time. Mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos, often decades ago when there was more predominant use of the substance in various industries.
Late onset symptoms are characteristic of the illness and predicated life expectancy is not often long following a diagnosis of the illness.
Claiming Compensation For Mesothelioma
If you have been affected by mesothelioma, either as a sufferer or the relative, then you may be able to make a compensation claim against your employer if they have been negligent.
At Jefferies Solicitors we understand that thoughts of making a work place compensation claim are not the first thing to consider. However, if your illness has meant that you have been unable to work or your partner has had to give up a job to care for you then you may be left worrying about finances.
Our friendly and helpful team can explain to you how the claims process works and guide you through the process as straightforwardly as possible. If you would like to have an initial discussion with one of our injury lawyers we will be able to give you the information and advice you need. Call us on 0800 342 3206.
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