Employees who suffer an injury at their place of work, where the cause of their injuries is a lack of care by their employer, are entitled to make workplace injury compensation claims. Every employer has a legal obligation under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act to ensure that the work environment is a safe place in which to pursue an occupation, and should he fail to correctly assess a risk attached to a job or fail to provide appropriate protection for his employees, he is in breach of those regulations.
Injuries which lead to workplace injury compensation claims are not solely related to accidental physical injury. Workplace injury compensation claims can arise from injuries or diseases which are acquired over a period of time (for example, repetitive strain injury or vibration white finger) or can be more psychological in their nature (for example, harassment or bullying at work). Nonetheless, the employer is still responsible to see that the causes of these injuries are removed and, should he be negligent in this aspect of his “duty of care”, he is liable for any workplace injury compensation claims as a result.
Irrespective of the type of injury sustained, when considering workplace injury compensation claims, your first consideration should be for that of your health. Many perceived minor injuries can lead to more permanent health issues if left to deteriorate over a period of time, so it is in your best interests to visit the accident and emergency department of your local hospital or make an appointment with your family doctor whenever sustaining any kind of workplace injury. Compensation claims, no matter what their size, can never make up for a long term health problem that could have been prevented by timely medical intervention.
Making Workplace Injury Claims
Making workplace injury compensation claims are also best done with the support of a specialised personal injury claims solicitor. Although well meaning friends and family members might suggest otherwise, a specialised solicitor will be familiar with all the procedures involved in making workplace injury compensation claims, and will be able to advise you on what steps to take should your employer deny liability for your workplace injuries.
A solicitor will also be able to guide you through the documentation required for the Injuries Board Ireland, what to do should their assessment of your workplace injury compensation claim comes back inappropriately low, or if they assess your claim fairly but your employer refuses to accept the assessment. There are a number of further ways in which using the services of a specialised personal injury claims solicitor can be of benefit to you: to help you find out more, we have set up a free advice telephone service.
Our free advice telephone service operates between the hours of 8.00am and 10.00pm and enables you to speak directly with one of our experienced solicitors, ask any questions you may have regarding making workplace injury compensation claims and receive some practical and helpful advice. All calls to our free service are treated with absolute discretion and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us.
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Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free, impartial and accurate advice
- 100% Courteous and confidential service
- 100% One-to-one telephone consultation with an experienced solicitor
- 100% No pressure or obligation on you to proceed with a claim
What You Can Expect When You Call
One of the worst things that can happen in this economic climate is to be in a situation where you have suffered an injury that prevents you from working, and yet suing your employer to provide the income you need now may harm your future employment prospects. We have over twenty years of experience in handling workplace injury compensation claims, and can guarantee that by using a solicitor you are less likely to experience an uncomfortable workplace confrontation or have any permanent blemish on your employment record.
We bring this up because we appreciate that it is very difficult for some people to call our free advice service because of the possible consequences. Please be assured that we are discrete, completely confidential and understand what it is you are going through – we have helped people in your situation many, many times before.
What is unique about your workplace injuries is you. So, we would like you to tell us how you sustained your injuries, what treatment you received for them and how you believe your employer is liable. Workplace injury compensation claims may also include a factor for the lower quality of life you are experiencing due to you injuries. So if the interaction with your family or circle of friends has suffered, we would like to know about that as well.
We will make a preliminary assessment of your claim wherever possible and advise you whether you have grounds for a workplace injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue. We will also be able to advise you how long we anticipate the claim should take to be resolved and give you a general idea of the level of compensation we would expect you to receive.
We acknowledge that when you call you may still be angry, confused or distressed with the physical or psychological trauma you have experienced. We will do our best to provide the highest level of advice and information to address your situation and ensure that you receive a fair and adequate award for your workplace injury compensation claim.
Therefore, please call us at your earliest possible opportunity on our free advice telephone service. Our lines are open on from 8.00am to 10.00pm. If it is not convenient right away, we operate a call-back service and if you complete your contact details in the form below, one of our friendly and helpful team will get back in touch with you.
We look forward to hearing from you.