Accidents at Work

Your employer has a duty to provide you with a safe workplace include adequate safety training and equipment for you and your co-workers. If your employer has failed to do so you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered an injurywhile at work.

What are common Workplace AccidentClaims?

  • Back injury at work
  • Falls from ladders, rooftops or scaffolding
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Slips and trips due to slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Injuriesby equipment
  • Exposure to chemicals or toxins without proper safety gear
  • Deafness or partial deafness due to loud noises at work without proper protective gear

What Should You Do After suffering an Injuryat Work?

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Document the accident. Take photos and notes of how and where the accident happened.
  • Take details of any witnesses who saw the accident. Check if there is CCTV footage which may have recorded the accident and ask for a copy of the recording.
  • Report the incident to your employer
  • Contact a specialist workplace accidentsolicitor for advice

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Can you be fired for claiming against your employer?

Your employer is not permitted to fire you for making a claim for compensation after you suffered a workplace accident. This would result in an unfair dismissal and you would have a separate claim to pursue in that scenario. Most employers will have accident insurance.

Can I make a Claim myself without a Specialist Workplace Accident Solicitor?

Yes you can make a claim through the Injuries Board yourself. However, the person you are claiming against (who will often be an Insurance Company rather than your employer) is under no obligation to advise you on whether any offer or award is a fair reflection on what you are entitled to as a claim for pain and suffering as well as your medical expenses and loss of earnings. A specialist workplace accidentsolicitor will be able to help guide you on what you are entitled to receive.

How long do I have to make a Workplace accident claim?

You need to make claim within two years of the accident. However, you need to notify the person you are claiming against within one month of the accident.

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