Robert Weeden

Partner - Employer's Liability
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Robert Weeden is a Partner at Express Solicitors and is Accredited by the Law Society Personal Injury panel. He specialises in Employer liability claims, accidents at work and Industrial Disease.

Robert has a mixed caseload in respect of Employer Liability and Industrial Disease matters.

He has a particular interest in complex matters, both in relation to liability and causation. Robert deals with a litigated caseload of both fast and multi-track cases, including claims in the High Court.

He has vast experience in claims involving life changing and significant injuries as well as more challenging claims arising out of exposure to noise, vibratory tools and asbestos in the workplace.

Robert thrives on the interesting and challenging nature of running personal injury cases and considers his attention to detail as a key asset in achieving this. An empathetic individual, he also singles out effective communication as a key skill.

Born and raised in Leeds, Robert completed his Law degree at Northumbria University where he also worked in the student law office throughout the last two years of his degree allowing him to gain valuable experience.

Having joined Express in 2011 from a Trade Union law firm where he had completed his training contract, Robert has progressed through the firm to a Partner position.


Cases reported in Lawtel

Gary Banks V Dairy Crest

Lamplough V A J Shutters

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£92,000 for amputated thumb

£130,000 for a man injured at work

£181,000 For HGV driver injured at work

£26,750 awarded to injured member of a gym

Recent successes for Robert include

  • Fall from height in the workplace £150,000
  • Slip on ice on a construction site £110,000
  • Fall from an adapted post office vehicle £75,000
  • Hearing loss caused by loud machinery £10,000
  • Vibration White Finger from excessive use of vibratory tools £25,000

Robert has extensive experience with Employer’s Liability claims, below are examples of cases he has handled:

A generally modest individual, Rob does from time to time very literally blow his own trumpet. He is an accomplished player and has experience of wowing large audiences having played in a jazz/rock band that represented Leeds at the Millennium Dome.

Well travelled, he backpacked around the world before going to university, taking in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Laos and Thailand. Rob stayed in the latter country for seven months, living with a Thai family and teaching at a local village school.

He employs his big shoulders and burly frame on the rugby pitch, turning out for local team in the second row position. And while Rob’s a big fan of gangster films he just about manages to refrain from using Don Vito Corleones famous I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse when negotiating compensation settlements for his clients.