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what is a good company for a fall at work resulting in a broken wrist, injured shoulder and permanently worsened arthritis? thanks

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  • Brie
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    a union or other industry body would be a good start for advice.  Or if you have legal cover on your car or house insurance.

    I'm assuming that you have discussed this with your manager/HR and they are ignoring your issues.  At a minimum there should be a workplace adjustment assessment, possibly an occupational health one and something put in place to help you recover properly and as much as possible.  If they haven't done these things there is the potential for them being found liable at a tribunal if you needed to leave your job due to your injuries.
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    Rachel531 said:
    what is a good company for a fall at work resulting in a broken wrist, injured shoulder and permanently worsened arthritis? thanks
    One that can show that the fall was caused 100% by your employer's negligence and not due in part to your carelessness, clumsiness or downright disregard of any relevant health and safety procedures.
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    Hi, sorry to hear about your accident.

    There's some good information here from Citizens Advice -

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/accidents-at-work/

    Hopefully your employer recorded your fall in the accident book? 

    There's also some info about hiring solicitors - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/personal-injuries/
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    These type of solicitors take a huge chunk out of any compensation awarded.
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    Sicard said:
    These type of solicitors take a huge chunk out of any compensation awarded.
    True.

    But unless you either have very deep pockets or you know how how to conduct a personal injury claim yourself (and have the confidence to do so), then 70% of anything is better than 100% of nothing.

    NWNF arrangements have two basic advantages.  One is that you are unlikely to end up pursuing a claim that has little hope of success because a NWNF firm has no interest in taking on a case that they will probably lose, and the other is that it allows people to access a legal remedy that would - for most - be unaffordable.

    Of course if you don't like NWNF solicitors you can always engage a personal injury lawyer on a standard fee arrangement, but they have no commercial incentive not to pursue claims that are hopeless, and are beyond the financial means of most people.  And you will end up paying their fees whether you win or lose.

    NWNF lawyers allow the 80%+ of people who would never be able to afford a personal injury lawyer to pursue their legal rights.  I don't know why so many people seem to think this is a bad thing...

    In answer to the OP's question, ask your union.  If you aren't in a union try CAB to see if they can provide a list of local NWNF personal injury firms


  • Undervalued
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    Sicard said:
    These type of solicitors take a huge chunk out of any compensation awarded.
    True.

    But unless you either have very deep pockets or you know how how to conduct a personal injury claim yourself (and have the confidence to do so), then 70% of anything is better than 100% of nothing.

    NWNF arrangements have two basic advantages.  One is that you are unlikely to end up pursuing a claim that has little hope of success because a NWNF firm has no interest in taking on a case that they will probably lose, and the other is that it allows people to access a legal remedy that would - for most - be unaffordable.

    Of course if you don't like NWNF solicitors you can always engage a personal injury lawyer on a standard fee arrangement, but they have no commercial incentive not to pursue claims that are hopeless, and are beyond the financial means of most people.  And you will end up paying their fees whether you win or lose.

    NWNF lawyers allow the 80%+ of people who would never be able to afford a personal injury lawyer to pursue their legal rights.  I don't know why so many people seem to think this is a bad thing...

    In answer to the OP's question, ask your union.  If you aren't in a union try CAB to see if they can provide a list of local NWNF personal injury firms


    All very true, however it is vital to fully understand the implications of any no win no fee agreement before signing. If for any reason you want to pull out you could well be liable for the work so far. Also, in some situations, it can be possible to have a small "win" yet be out of pocket.

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  • Ath_Wat
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    Rachel531 said:
    what is a good company for a fall at work resulting in a broken wrist, injured shoulder and permanently worsened arthritis? thanks

    Any company that involves hard physical work with poor safety standards should be good for this.
  • elsien
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    Brie said:
    a union or other industry body would be a good start for advice.  Or if you have legal cover on your car or house insurance.

    I'm assuming that you have discussed this with your manager/HR and they are ignoring your issues.  At a minimum there should be a workplace adjustment assessment, possibly an occupational health one and something put in place to help you recover properly and as much as possible.  If they haven't done these things there is the potential for them being found liable at a tribunal if you needed to leave your job due to your injuries.
    You’re presuming the company were at fault - not necessarily the car.  Family member had an employee try to sue them for falling over on the way to work. 
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    Sicard said:
    These type of solicitors take a huge chunk out of any compensation awarded.
    True.

    But unless you either have very deep pockets or you know how how to conduct a personal injury claim yourself (and have the confidence to do so), then 70% of anything is better than 100% of nothing.

    NWNF arrangements have two basic advantages.  One is that you are unlikely to end up pursuing a claim that has little hope of success because a NWNF firm has no interest in taking on a case that they will probably lose, and the other is that it allows people to access a legal remedy that would - for most - be unaffordable.

    Of course if you don't like NWNF solicitors you can always engage a personal injury lawyer on a standard fee arrangement, but they have no commercial incentive not to pursue claims that are hopeless, and are beyond the financial means of most people.  And you will end up paying their fees whether you win or lose.

    NWNF lawyers allow the 80%+ of people who would never be able to afford a personal injury lawyer to pursue their legal rights.  I don't know why so many people seem to think this is a bad thing...

    In answer to the OP's question, ask your union.  If you aren't in a union try CAB to see if they can provide a list of local NWNF personal injury firms


    You're assuming there is any merit to this newbie poster's claim.
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