Your employer has legal obligations to carry out certain procedures to minimize the risk of injury that you are exposed to. Their responsibilities include providing adequate health and safety equipment and protective clothing, as well as ensuring that everyone works in a safe environment which is maintained to high standards. Your employer must also provide suitable training and first aid facilities and evaluate any risks in the workplace in order to prevent accidents. If your employer fails to do any one of these things and you suffer or develop an injury as a result, you should be entitled to claim compensation.
Frequent accidents at work can included;
If your employer fails to meet their legal duty and you suffer injury as a result, then you are entitled to claim compensation not only for your injury but also for ongoing pain and suffering and financial expenses such as the following:
If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim* against your employer, there are a few things you can do to make your claim as strong as possible. Report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. This will ensure a record is kept in the accident book, which will provide evidence in support of your accident claim. If that is not possible then you should keep a written note of the accident yourself. You should also see your doctor so that there is medical evidence of your injury, even if you think it is not that serious. Your medical evidence is ultimately what your compensation is based upon, so it’s important you keep these records up to date.
If you have been involved in an accident at work and believe you are entitled to claim compensation, then contact Houlihan Solicitors on 061 502 090 or email [email protected] to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors.
*In contentious business, solicitors may not calculate fees as a percentage of any award or settlement.