At our law firm, we specialise in handling compensation claims relating to:
– Workplace accidents involving hazardous machinery
– Back injuries sustained while performing duties, such as heavy lifting
– Malfunctioning equipment and machinery
– Slip, trip, and fall incidents in the workplace
– Unsafe working surfaces and stairways
– Neglect of health and safety regulations, precautions, and protections
– Inadequate training and supervision in the workplace.
We understand the hesitation and worries that come with making a personal injury claim, especially against your employer. That’s why we take the time to listen to your story, provide personalised legal advice and address any concerns you may have. You can be confident in knowing that the law protects employees who make a claim, from retaliation by their employer. Most claims are handled directly by the employer’s insurance company, removing the worry of it being taken as a personal attack. Trust us to support you every step of the way.
Whether your accident is minor or serious, it’s crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible. By doing so, you can ensure that any potential health risks are identified and addressed promptly. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process and make sure that you receive the care and support you need.
In case of a workplace accident, it is crucial to inform your manager as soon as possible. Please make sure to provide a clear account of the accident including the date, time, location, and your actions at the time of the incident. If possible, request a written confirmation from your employer to confirm that you have reported the incident, otherwise known as an incident/accident report form, which your Employer should complete with you.
As a worker, you have the right to a safe and healthy work environment. This is not only protected by various health and safety laws, but also by a common law duty that requires your employer to take reasonable care for your safety.
Your employer must provide:
– Competent co-workers
– A safe workplace
– Proper and suitable equipment
– A safe working system
The extent of your employer’s duty will vary depending on your individual experience, age, and knowledge. For example, a new employee may be owed a higher level of care than a veteran worker with years of experience in the field.
If you have been injured at work in Ireland, it’s important to understand that not every workplace accident results in compensation. If you suffer an injury at work, in Ireland you need to prove that your accident was caused by your employer’s negligence or failure to follow the law.
In Ireland, the burden of proof is on the injured worker to show that their employer failed in their duty of care, which is why it’s important to gather as much evidence as possible to support your case if you have suffered a workplace injury.
However, even if you don’t see any wrongdoing on your employer’s part, it doesn’t mean that an experienced solicitor can’t help you recover compensation. They can investigate and find breaches of relevant laws that can support your claim.
It’s always best to speak with a solicitor who specialises in workplace injury cases as soon as possible after your accident. They will evaluate the facts of your case and give you the best advice on how to proceed. It’s also important to act quickly to ensure that valuable evidence is not lost. Don’t assume that you won’t be entitled to compensation just because you’re not aware of anything being wrong at your workplace.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act of 2005 sets the legal standards for a safe and healthy working environment. Employers have a duty to do everything reasonably possible to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees.
In case of a work-related injury, if an employer denies liability, it’s the employee’s responsibility to prove the employer’s breach of these legal duties in court. This is why seeking expert legal advice as soon as possible is crucial to ensure the success of your claim. Trust us to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.
If you’ve been injured at work, it’s important to act quickly to claim compensation. In most cases, you have 2 years from the date of the incident to start your claim. However, there are some exceptions. If your injuries are the result of repeated actions over a period of time, the 2-year period begins when your injuries become significant. Waiting to start a claim is not recommended, as it won’t benefit you.
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