Career-Ending Injuries at Work | Compensation & Negligence Claims

Career-Ending Injuries at Work & Compensation Claims

Career-ending injuries are understandably highly stressful for you and your family. If you have spent many years progressing in your career and your career is cut short due to negligence by an employer or fellow worker – you are entitled to be compensated for any resulting loss of earnings as well as future loss of earnings. We are able to support you in making a negligence claim for career-ending injuries. We are highly experienced in supporting clients working in a variety of sectors including:

  • Construction / Building Trade
  • Demolition
  • Engineering
  • Shipbuilding
  • Coal-mining

There are also other industries where although career-ending injuries are rare – they do unfortunately occur. We will support you in making a negligence claim for career-ending injuries and arrange for compensation due to impacts on quality of life, future earnings and other losses related to the negligence and injuries that occurred.

If you think that you have been subject to negligence leading to a career-ending injury then get in touch with our team today. We will provide you with honest advice about the likelihood that you will be able to make a claim, the amount of compensation that can be claimed, how the claims process works as well as the timescales for legal proceedings. Contact a member of our team to find out more today.

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Making a Claim for a Career-Ending Injury

Employers have a non-delegable duty of care for their employees’ safety but sometimes, mistakes can happen. If this occurs we will support you at all stages of your compensation claim. While no two claims are exactly the same we have many years of experience of dealing with this type of claim and have represented many clients over the years in a similar situation to yourself. 

We understand how stressful this situation can be both for you and your family and how it can affect your physical and mental well-being.

A career-ending injury could come in the form of injuries leading to paralysis, head or brain injuries, the damage of nerve functions meaning that you are no longer able to complete manual tasks, broken bones, amputations, muscle tears or severe muscle damage.

Although some injuries can be rectified or improved with rehabilitation treatment, others will, unfortunately, never lead to a full recovery. We will help you during all stages of your claim.

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Time Limits

 You normally only have 3 years to start Court Proceedings from the date that you knew or could reasonably have been expected to have known that you had suffered injury due to something a doctor or nurse had done or had failed to do. There may be some circumstances in which a court may allow a claim to proceed after the 3 year time limit has expired however we highly recommend that you pursue making a claim as soon as possible should you feel that negligence has occurred.

Medical Expert Evidence

During your claim, it will be necessary for us to obtain evidence from a medical practitioner to confirm that amputation would not have occurred or been required without negligent treatment occurring.

Our compassionate team will support you at all stages of your case and help you pursue compensation for amputation negligence.

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Making a Compensation Claim With Thompson & Co

We will usually deal with your claim on a No-Win-No-Fee basis unless we identify a more suitable method of funding your claim that you wish to use. You will not have to enter into any credit agreements.

If your Claim is Unsuccessful

  •     you will not have to pay our costs
  •     We will usually arrange an insurance policy so that you do not have to pay any disbursements (medical report fees, court fees etc) incurred on your behalf. You will not have to pay for the insurance policy if you are unsuccessful.

You will therefore not have to pay anything if you lose your claim.

If your claim is successful you will usually be able to recover part or all of our costs and disbursements from your opponent.

You will pay out of your compensation

  •     any shortfall in costs that we are unable to recover from your opponent
  •     and disbursements that we are unable to recover from your opponent
  •     Our success fee
  •     The premium for the insurance

we will however cap the amount you have to pay out of your compensation at a maximum of 25% of the compensation recovered. You will therefore receive a minimum of 75% of any compensation recovered in your claim.

We charge a success fee to reflect the risk we take when we make our fees conditional upon the success of your claim. The success fee we charge allows us to indicate to clients that we will not charge them for our work if they are unsuccessful with their claim

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Losses

Keep a record of any financial losses you have suffered as a result of medical negligence. This will include for example any wage slips or P60s. You should also keep any receipts for other losses which may include

  •     The cost of medical treatment or medication
  •     Damage to clothing
  •     Loss of earnings
  •     Travel expenses to and from your GP or Hospital for treatment
  •     Care and assistance someone has had to give you because of your injuries

 We can discuss this with you in person or by phone, email or by video call online such as Zoom, Facetime or Teams. Get in touch today

One of our Senior Solicitors will be responsible for your case giving you the opportunity to ask questions and ensure you are fully at ease with the options and progress of your claim. You remain in control of your claim.

If you or a family member has suffered injury due to medical negligence then speak to a member of our team today. Seek expert advice from our solicitors who are highly experienced in eye injury medical negligence claims. We are able to help with your claim on a no-win-no-fee basis. We will advise you at each stage of your claim and will support you throughout the claim process.

Enquire today using an online contact form on our website or by calling a member of our team now.

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