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By working with our dedicated & experienced Personal Injury Solicitors you will be in safe hands as we work together to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. First and foremost, we care for your recovery and wellbeing as well as claiming compensation for the injuries and associated financial losses resulting from your injury.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors have many years of experience in areas such as accidents at work, life-changing serious injuries, medical negligence claims and all forms of minor injury claim.We have also helped our clients pursue claims for both physical and psychological trauma.

We have a real breadth of experience and knowledge in pursuing a wide variety of compensation claims and are very proud of our friendly, expert, professional service, our excellent record of success, and the level of compensation achieved for all our valued clients over the years.

Your claim will be handled from start to finish by one of our Personal Injury Solicitors in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, who will fight to ensure that you not only receive maximum compensation for your physical/psychological injuries, but also additional compensation for other losses (unpaid absence from work, personal property, personal care needs, etc).
Highlights

read more › Grieves Solicitors, of 3 Upperhead Row, Huddersfield, is one of the few firms in the area who specialize exclusively in obtaining compensation for accident victims for both physical and psychological trauma. Our dedicated team of professionals is led by the firm's founder and Principal, Helen Grieves, supported by her dedicated team of staff. From humble beginnings, the Firm has grown to become a major force in the field of obtaining compensation for accident victims, and is unique in that it is the only specialist firm of its kind in the area.

read more › Personal Injury is a complex area of law so it is important that you use a Specialist Lawyer to ensure that your accident compensation claim is properly handled. You might be approached by unqualified non-specialists, sometimes in the street, who may only be interested in obtaining a percentage of your damages or in selling your claim on for a fee. They may not be interested in providing you with the best or most appropriate legal assistance for your particular needs. These companies may be limited companies who are here one day and gone the next.

read more › Our injury lawyers are leading specialist Work Accident Claims Solicitors in Huddersfield and the wider Yorkshire region and can help you if you have been injured at work and are entitled to make a claim for work injury compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured following an accident at work, through no fault of your own, then you are legally entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, any pain and suffering experienced, funding for private medical care to help speed your recovery and any other financial losses incurred as a direct result of your work accident.

read more › If you have suffered injury because of an accident on a building site or construction site that was not your fault, even if the 'site' was a residential property, then you are rightly entitled to claim compensation. Atr Grieves Solicitors we understand that many tradespeople are self-employed with can mean an added financial pressure to contend with at a time when you should be concentrating on your recovery. Obviously where builders, construction workers or any tradespeople who regularly work on-site sustain a serious, or worse-still, life-changing injury, then in many cases it may not be possible to return to your chosen profession.

read more › There are few more risky tasks for construction workers than operating a crane or working close to the location at which a crane is operating above or around you. In today's' climate there's a huge amount of focus on health & safety on construction sites large and small, but the nature of the work is such that accidents will and do happen. If you have been hurt due to an accident involving a crane or a falling load from crane then our Work Accident Claims team can help with your initial questions and best advise on how to progress with an injury claim for the compensation you deserve.

read more › Workers in a range of different environments are often at risk of injury from falling objects, such objects could be as innocuous as a tin of soup right through to a shipping container with very different consequences regarding levels of injury or even the likelihood of surviving the accident. Obviously the heavier the object and the greater the height it falls from the more severe the impact will be and the more significant and life-threatening the injuries will be. Employers have a moral duty and legal obligation to ensure their workforce are protected by minimising the risk of injury.

read more › If you have been injured in a work accident involving a forklift, Grieves Solicitors dedicated personal injury team is here to help you take action and receive the compensation you deserve. All of our cases are on a No Win No fee Injury Claim basis, which means even in the unlikely event of your claim proving unsuccessful, you won't have to pay a penny. Although forklift trucks can be very useful pieces of equipment, they can also be extremely dangerous. A report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that drivers of these vehicles are involved in almost a quarter of workplace vehicle accidents.

read more › Have you had an accident at work due to a lack of adequate training or due to be forced to undertake an activity at work where it is clear, a better provision for your health and safety should have been made by colleagues or your employer? Employers have a legal obligation to ensure all of their workers are fully trained on basic safety requirements and use of equipment in and around the workplace. Without adequate knowledge, employees will not be able to follow basic safety precautions and this may cause an accident.

read more › Inadequate Protective Equipment Claim (PPE Claims) & Claims for Fatalities Caused by Lack of PPE. It is an employers legal responsibility to provide staff with the personal protection equipment (PPE) they need to carry out a task. If you have been left injured after tackling a job without being given the right equipment, you could be entitled to make a claim. It is your employer's responsibility to ensure your safety by providing the correct protective equipment while carrying out work for them.

read more › Ladders are regularly used within the construction and building industries and are a common cause of accidents because there is a greater risk of falling, especially if the correct safety measures aren't in place. If you have suffered from a serious injury as a result of a ladder fall that wasn't your fault, you might be able to make a claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors at Grieves will be able to assist you throughout proceedings, and all of our cases are taken on a no-win, no-fee basis meaning you won't have to pay out if you don't win.

read more › A large number of workers suffer injuries caused by faulty or defective machinery at work, many of which are unfortunately due to negligent employers failing to follow UK and European health and safety regulations. Machinery injuries can originate within almost any employment sector, however, there is a far greater risk of serious injury and even fatality for those currently working in engineering, construction, and agriculture. If you have suffered an injury due to handling unsafe equipment, you could be entitled to compensation.

read more › In just about every working environment there will be a risk of injury. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from a work accident, which was not your fault, you may be able to claim for compensation. It is an employers duty to provide adequate protection for employees against the risks, especially if their work involves heavy objects. Workers often suffer injury when there is a lack of protection or inadequate training on how to properly handle and lift heavy goods. Manual handling injuries are usually minor but some such accidents have caused serious injuries and even death.

read more › Office work spaces are generally considered safe places to work, and the risk of injury is considerably lower compared to other work environments. However, like all workplaces, offices still have potential dangers and hazards, which have led to over 3000 serious accidents every year and often result in the average employee requiring more than three days off work to recover. Offices are subject to the same health and safety legislation as factories, warehouses, and construction sites, and the employer has a legal and moral right to ensure the same duty of care and safety to their employees, reducing the risks of a work accident.

read more › If you have been involved in an accident involving scaffolding within the workplace you may be eligible to make a claim. Here at Grieves Solicitors, we aim to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our team of experienced solicitors offer a no win, no fee service for all of our scaffolding injury claims, allowing you to keep all of the damages and without paying a penny for our impartial legal services. If you have a suffered a serious work accident following a fall from a scaffold or a collapse of scaffolding and would like more information on how to take action, we can give you free advice today by calling our team on 0800 0747 644 or by completing an online enquiry form.

read more › Almost every environment is susceptible to slip, trip and fall accidents, making these some of the most common forms of accidents. In some cases, injuries are caused by the negligence of another person, but can also be caused by poor conditions or a failure to abide by health and safety regulations. Accidents can lead to head injuries, back injuries, fractures and paralysis, and in extreme instances can even be fatal. At Grieves Solicitors, we have a dedicated team of specialist compensation claim lawyers who aim to help you obtain the reparation you deserve, and our exceptional skills mean you can be confident you and your family are in safe hands.

read more › If your profession requires you to drive work vehicles, either a standard car, vans, lorry or heavy machinery, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you suffer injury when behind the controls. Here at Grieves Solicitors, we specialise in work vehicle injury claims and can offer impartial and honest advice to help a client get the compensation they deserve after an accident in work vehicle. The Work Accident Claims team at Grieves Solicitors in Huddersfield and a leading Personal Injury Solicitors firm in Yorkshire and we are accredited as senior personal injury litigators by the Law Society.

read more › In the event of being assaulted in the workplace and sustaining injury either from an aggressive colleague, boss or member of the public, you are rightly entitled to claim injury compensation for your pain & suffering. Tensions between colleagues can often manifest themselves verbally, but when aggression boils over and become a physical assault then firstly your employer needs to take action against the aggressor for their actions, but your employer also is liable for injury compensation under their duty of care to keep you safe at work.

read more › If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Your employer is required by law to keep an accident book and you should ensure that you report your accident to your employer, whether or not you are injured, and that your accident is placed in the Accident Book. Even if you were not injured it may assist your employer to put into place new safety measures which could save other people having the same accident. In certain circumstances your employer is legally required to report your accident to the Health and Safety Executive if the accident causes you to be off sick for at least 10 days or you have suffered work related illness.

read more › If you are an Adult the time limits, in the UK, are 3 years from the date of the accident unless there was some reason why you could not make a claim within that period. If you are under 18 when you are injured in an accident at work, you have 3 years from your 18th Birthday to make a claim. It is always best to consult and specialist experienced personal injury solicitor for advice about the time limits to make an accident at work claim as sometimes it is possible to bring a claim outside the 3 year limit but sometimes the time limit is less than 2 years, if for example, you are making a claim in relation to Marine and Aircraft Accidents or for Criminal Injuries Compensation where a 2 year limitation period arises.

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