If you have suffered a work accident in Chichester, Bognor Regis or anywhere in West Sussex or the south of England, the team of personal injury solicitors at George Ide LLP is here to help.
The majority of accidents in the workplace are minor and will not require a claim for compensation to be made. However, some types of work accidents, especially those in more dangerous employment sectors such as construction, manufacturing and agriculture, have the capacity to alter the life path of the injured party. In these cases, where negligence can be proved, it is vital to seek the representation of an experience personal injury solicitor.
Employees are protected under a raft of legislation enacted to ensure that employers offer their workers the safest working environment possible and any major incidents in the workplace are, in most cases, investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Where the terms of the relevant laws and regulations pertaining to the industry in question have been breached, the HSE are likely to prosecute the person or person’s held liable. Once liability has been established in law, the victim of a work accident may then bring a claim for compensation through the civil courts and it is the remit of an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure that the maximum amount of compensation is sought for their client.
George Ide’s personal injury team is led by a number of highly experienced work accident claim solicitors who specialise in the fields of brain and spinal injury claims, amputation claims and claims for catastrophic injuries.
The team is recognised by Chambers Legal Directory as being one of the leading personal injury claim departments in the UK.
Paul Fretwell is a partner in the personal injury team at George Ide and handles severe work accident claims where claimants have suffered complex and life-changing injuries. Chambers Legal Directory recognises Paul as a leading practitioner in the south of England and in 2010 described him as “having an incredibly effective, down-to-earth approach” and, in 2011 it said, “Paul Fretwell continues to impress clients, and has recently been active in a number of high value brain injury cases”.
Claire Watson is another of George Ide’s partners in the personal injury department. She specialises in brain injury, amputee and fatal accident claims and has been recognised in Chambers as a leading individual solicitor since 2006. She is described as someone who takes “a balanced approach to cases,” and “does not take an adversarial approach unless that is what is wanted”, someone who is “friendly, sensitive and understands how difficult personal injury work can be”.
Tony Goff is the Head of Personal Injury at George Ide. He specialises in work accident claims involving brain injury, spinal injury, amputation accidents and fatal accident claims. He is highly respected by his fellow personal injury solicitors and insurance solicitors, and has been commended for his work in every annual edition of Chambers Legal Directory over the past ten years.
He is in Band One for “leading individuals” since the format was first started by Chambers in 2003.
To find out more about making a claim for compensation arising from a work accident in Chichester or to find out more about the team, please click through to the partner profiles featured on this page. You will find direct-dial phone numbers and email addresses, and more information about each partner’s career in the personal injury team at George Ide.