Insurance

Our Civil Litigation Department have the skills to handle every defendant insurance case from simple to complex and contentious industrial accidents, public and employer’s liability claims.

Our dedicated team, headed by Lesley White, has a wealth of experience in dealing with claims arising from accidents at work or in the public arena from lower value (fast track) cases to those involving serious injury (multi track).

When health and safety issues arising out of industrial accidents or personal injury claims are material to your business, or if a case arises where your directors and employees have been personally implicated, you should use our specialist team who will advise you on how to proceed. You should expect us to be approachable, conscientious and respectful of your individual needs and concerns.

Employers’ and public liability

We deal with all areas of health and safety acting for insurers and self-insured alike in claims involving multiple Defendants, contribution and  indemnity issues.  Our self-insured and none insured clients range from small businesses to International well-known Companies in the tyre, food, drinks and industrial equipment fields. We pride ourselves on giving sound commercial advice and assistance in avoiding future similar claims.

Speed is the key.  An accident resulting in death or serious none fatal injury will result in attendance at your premises by the Police and the HSE. You need a team who can respond immediately and effectively; providing important early investigation through to attendance at the Inquest and the Court process if charges are brought. We act for all sizes of business and defend our clients in relation to charges of corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and the like.  Any serious accident is shocking at every level of management and the workforce.  We feel it is important to also offer support to the individuals who may be involved in the forthcoming investigation and court procedure.  We also look to provide practical, sensible and proactive advice to the business particularly with regard to media exposure and commercial  ramifications within the industry.

Health and Safety Prosecutions

Speed is the key.  An accident resulting in death or serious none fatal injury will result in attendance at your premises by the Police and the HSE. You need a team who can respond immediately and effectively; providing important early investigation through to attendance at the Inquest and the Court process if charges are brought. We act for all sizes of business and defend our clients in relation to charges of corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and the like.  Any serious accident is shocking at every level of management and the workforce.  We feel it is important to also offer support to the individuals who may be involved in the forthcoming investigation and court procedure.  We also look to provide practical, sensible and proactive advice to the business particularly with regard to media exposure and commercial  ramifications within the industry.

Personal Injury

Our catastrophic injury team, headed by Lesley White, recognise that such injuries cannot be compared to the average personal injury claim.  They might arise from brain or spinal injury, severe burns or injury leading to amputation.  They will result in permanent disability, long term medical issues or reduced life expectancy.  You might need modifications to your existing home and vehicle or a new property specifically adapted for your needs.  Certainly injuries of this type will not affect just you as the injured person but also your entire family.  They are life changing.

We recognise you need a dedicated professional team who will support you through the process of making a claim for compensation.  It is not just about the bottom line.  It is about obtaining rehabilitation for you as quickly as possible and interim payments while the claim is progressing so that you can meet regular household bills.  It is about providing an exceptional supportive service to the highest professional standards; one you can trust.

We are not “Injury Lawyers 4 U”.  We do not deal with volume minor injury cases. We offer you a highly experienced senior team, all of whom are also well versed in acting for insurance companies and are familiar with a tactical approach.  Our offices are easily accessed logistically and physically; although we will always come to see you in your own home when necessary.

All we need to know to determine if you have a viable claim is when, where and how your injury occurred.

For further information, please email insurance@orj.co.uk or call 01785 223440.

Contact us today for an initial consultation.