Because I badly fractured my wrist at work I wanted to know about making a claiming for tripping over cables in office. Can you give some information?
You may be able to claim for tripping over cables in office if it can be proven that your accident was caused due to your employer’s negligence. All employers have a duty of care to provide their employees with a safe and clean work environment. However, there is a very long list created every year of injuries caused by all manner of unsafe practices, lack of training, poorly maintained machinery or work premises, chemical spillages and bullying or harassment.
Your physical and mental health is essential to your quality of life and ability to have a steady income; therefore, if you have been injured at work, you are eligible to claim for personal injury at work compensation.
It is worth noting that you have two years from the accident in which to make your claim for tripping over cables in office compensation and it is recommended that you do not delay. It is possible in a workplace setting that other workers — potential witnesses — may have moved on.
There are some standard procedures that had you carried out immediately after the accident would benefit your claim for tripping over cable in office compensation. Your first priority should have been your health. You should have seen a professional medical practitioner immediately after sustaining the injury and had your injury noted in your medical history. Additionally, you should have had your injury recorded in the company’s Accident Report Book. These documents could later be used as evidence to support your claim.
It is highly recommended that you engage with an experienced solicitor at the first possible moment following medical treatment. He or she would be able to prepare statements for all witnesses and could compile all of the medical, police and actuarial reports (if relevant) necessary to present an accurate account in your application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland; and later, if required, to prove your case in court.
Additionally, most people with no experience of personal injury cases – such as a claim for tripping over cables in office — would have no idea if the assessment proposed by the Injuries Board is fair and accurate. Without the advice of an experienced solicitor, you may accept a far smaller sum that you may rightfully be entitled to.
Since you have been involved in a workplace injury in which you sustained a serious injury, you would be well advised to engage a solicitor as soon as practically possible. In the free initial consultation that most solicitors offer, they could evaluate the details of your case and determine whether or not it is viable and could subsequently advise you on the next steps to take in your claim for tripping over cables compensation.