Accidents at Work

Your place of work should be a safe environment.   Your employer has a legal duty to ensure you are kept safe at work by providing a safe place of work, safe system of work, safe plant and equipment, safe working practices, protective equipment, carrying out appropriate training and undertaking risk assessments.

Unfortunately, if your employer does not discharge its duty accidents can happen, which can cause serious injuries, or illness, which can impact your ability to work. In the most serious cases, fatalities can occur.

Accidents at work can occur in a number of different working environments, but are particularly prevalent in the construction industry, manufacturing and agriculture. Common injuries that can occur in the workplace include falls from height, hearing loss from loud machinery, burn injuries due to protective equipment not being provided and crush injuries, from getting caught in heavy machinery.

At Rotheras, we understand that making a claim for compensation against your employer can feel overwhelming and you might be worried about the impact it could have on your employer and your employment; however, if you have had an accident at work due to your employer, or a colleague being negligent, then you are entitled to make a claim and get the compensation you deserve.

Why use Rotheras for an Accident at Work Claim?

We handle claims on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

We will take your specific needs into account when calculating a compensation settlement, such as any rehabilitation, or medical care you need and your future income if you can no longer work.

You will be assigned a dedicated member of our personal injury team who will discuss your circumstances with you to ensure we can aid you with your recovery in the best possible way.

Our solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

We deal with a wide range of accidents at work.

We are accredited with the Law Society’s Personal Injury scheme.

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“We fight to get you the compensation you deserve”

Rebecca Emeleus
Joint Head of Personal Injury

If you’re happy then we’re happy too.

4.8 163 reviews

Posted January 27, 2020

This was my first experience using a solicitor, something I felt quite daunted about. Rothera Sharp (Greg and Petra) put me at ease and were very helpful.

Mollie Fish

Posted January 27, 2020

Last year I experienced a car accident, as a front seat passenger. I put forward a personal injury claim with Rothera Sharp. From start to finish, my claim has been dealt with efficiently and professionally, and I have always felt my best interests were considered. All communications were made via letter or email to inform me of all further updates. My claim has now come to an end and I am very happy with the overall outcome. I would recommend Rothera Sharp for their service.

Samya Green

Posted February 4, 2020

We cannot recommend Chris Powell of Rothera Sharp more highly. Mr Powell demonstrated the upmost professionalism with a high level of knowledge of the area for which he was representing us. Anyone needing representation/advice regarding the area of haulage will find that Chris Powell and Rothera Sharp are the best choice.

Karen Walker

Posted February 4, 2020

Claim dealt with efficiently and to a satisfactory conclusion. Wayne Vickers visited me at home initially and explained everything thoroughly. Professional service throughout. Recommended

Clare Stevens

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Personal Injury

Rebecca Emeleus

Talent & Resourcing Partner

Rebecca Emeleus has over 22 years’ experience of Personal Injury cases of all types including catastrophic injuries, aviation accidents and general aviation litigation.

Elisabeth Halls


Elisabeth Halls has specialised in personal injury claims for over 30 years and has wide experience in the sector. She deals with cases of maximum severity and has special experience in head injury claims. Elisabeth also handles all other injury claims as well as MIB and CICA cases.

Wayne Vickers

Senior Associate

Wayne Vickers is a Senior Associate within Rotheras whilst also being Joint Head of the Personal Injury department. He has over 18 years’ experience in handling claims and he acts for both claimants and defendants.

Victoria Dodge


Vicki takes on a wide range of personal injury cases including road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls and accidents at work.

Lindsey Richmond

Chartered Legal Executive

Lindsey is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.

Joanne Derbyshire

Trainee Solicitor

Joanne Derbyshire is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Personal Injury department.

Rebecca Howard

Senior Paralegal

Rebecca is a Senior Paralegal in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office

Beth Clayton


Beth is a Paralegal in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.


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