Workplace injury compensation is due to you when you have acquired an injury at work for which you were not wholly to blame. Your injury may have been a physically “violent” injury, such as one which involves machinery or when carrying a heavy load, or could be an injury which has been sustained over a period of time – such as a loss of hearing or hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Irrespective of the type of injury you suffer, where it has been caused by even an element of negligence by your employer, you are entitled to claim workplace injury compensation.
Your employer has obligations under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act to provide a safe environment for you to work in. When he fails to do so, and his lack of responsibility leads to an accident, he is in breach of those regulations. Any injury you have sustained because of his negligence is not your fault – and therefore you should not have to suffer the consequences without adequate recompense from your employer to compensate for your physical and psychological trauma.
Before considering workplace injury compensation, however, your first concern should be your health. No amount of workplace injury compensation will make up for a life long disability which could have been prevented by timely medical intervention. It is strongly recommended that you visit the accident and emergency department of your local hospital or make an appointment to see your family doctor as soon as possible.
Even when you feel you have escaped with minor injuries from your workplace accident, a precautionary examination is always a good idea. Not only will your doctor confirm that there is nothing seriously wrong with you, your attendance at his surgery will be recorded on your medical notes, which in turn are used to support your claim for workplace injury compensation.
Making a Claim for Workplace Injury Compensation
A claim for workplace injury compensation is initially made through the Injuries Board Ireland. However, before you begin the process it is a good idea to ensure that your employer is going to admit liability for your injuries, for if he fails to do so the Injuries Board will be unable to process your claim. Your claim for workplace injury compensation should also factor in “special” damages to compensate for any out-of-pocket expenses you may have already experienced and any potential loss of earnings.
Then it is down to the Injuries Board Ireland to determine an assessment which is fair for the trauma you have suffered, adequate to support you and your family throughout any period that you are unable to work, cover the cost of any ongoing medical expenses and be acceptable to both you and your employer. It is because of all these “ifs, buts and maybes” that almost 90% of people making a claim for workplace injury compensation choose to use the services of a specialist personal injury claims solicitor.
It is also one of the many reasons that prompted us to set up a free advice telephone service. This service enables you to call us and speak with a solicitor who can offer helpful and impartial advice about workplace injury compensation. We will also be able to answer any questions you may have about your eligibility to make a claim and provide accurate information on how best to do so. We offer this free service in complete confidentiality, and with no pressure on you to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
Our solicitors have over twenty years of experience dealing with claims for workplace injury compensation, yet no two calls are exactly the same. Therefore, we will ask you to tell us how you acquired your injuries, what treatment you received for them and what part you believe your employer played due to his negligence.
We will make a preliminary assessment to advise you whether there is a claim for workplace injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue, how long we believe it will take to process and – wherever possible – give you an idea of the general level of workplace injury compensation we would anticipate you receive.
If you have any questions or additional points you would like to raise, you are welcome to ask us. Many of our clients have received conflicting words of advice from well-meaning family and friends and if there are any issues you are not sure about, please ask us to explain them once again and we will be happy to do so.
We normally finish our initial telephone consultations by giving you a list of options and suggestions. You are under no obligation to act on any of them or proceed with a claim for workplace injury compensation. Many people we have spoken with are apprehensive about suing an employer, but there is far less chance of an awkward workplace confrontation when you use a solicitor to make your claim.
Our lines are open on from 8.00am to 10.00pm and if it is inconvenient for you to call right away, please leave your details in the contact form below and one of our friendly and helpful team will get back in touch with you at a time which is more suitable. We look forward to hearing from you.
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