Injury in the workplace and the compensation claims that follow are quite often a sensitive subject. This is generally due to the fact that the employee usually wants to stay working for their employer and they do not want to spoil the working relationship.
We are well aware that an accident in the workplace is a complicated business.
How can you make a work accident injury claim?
What is the best way to bring successful work accident injury claims?
The first thing that needs to be established is whether the injury occurred as a result of negligence or lack of care from the employer. In all workplaces, the employers have a responsibility to provide a duty of care for all their employees. The employer will be held liable for any injuries where it has been proven that the employer has failed to take the correct preventative measures to protect their employees from potential injury.
Should you be misfortunate enough to suffer an injury in the workplace and wish to pursue a compensation claim, bear in mind that keeping an account of the accident and the events prior, during and post trauma is highly recommended.
Your memory can be badly affected following an accident and keeping an injury diary can be an invaluable support for your personal injury claim.
A daily diary will help you to keep track of your injuries and the day to day consequences. In this diary you can record a variety of information such as treatment received by you, medication you may need to take, physical symptoms you are experiencing and the effects that these injuries are having on you. You should also make note of any sleeping problems, days taken off work and any other medical issues. You should keep using the journal up until you are fully recovered and the compensation claim for your injuries has been settled.
Whenever an accident at work occurs, you should immediately seek professional medical attention whether this is at your own doctor or the nearest A&E department.
It will be extremely difficult to make a successful accident claim in Ireland without a complete doctor’s medical assessment or some entry into your medical records. If you happen to delay the medical examination for any reason i.e. looking after your injuries yourself, it could be said by your employer’s insurance company that you ultimately had an impact on the severity of any injury received through your own inexperienced hand.
While this may not affect you making a work injury compensation claim, it might just affect how much compensation that you receive. For that reason, it is essential that you seek advice from either an injury claims lawyer or contact a reputable personal injury solicitor referral service as soon as you can, preferably from when you have received professional medical attention for your injuries.
The majority of solicitors will give their initial assessment of your situation free of charge and they will advise you as to whether it is worthwhile pursuing a claim, or if indeed you even have a compensation claim.
It is worth noting that no two injuries at work compensation claims are going to be the same, even if the injuries happen to be identical. The whole process can seem quite daunting and complicated but with knowledge, an injury diary and a good solicitor, victory may not be as difficult as you first think. Peace of mind will be your most important goal and this can be achieved with the right tools.
The fact is, accidents at work can occur in any environment, and an employer's liability should be determined by an experienced personal injury solicitor. Regardless of the industry in which you work, you may have a claim for compensation against a third party, such as a negligent manufacturer of the heavy machinery or defective product that caused you harm.
Time is of the essence in any personal injury claim. Expedient documentation of the claim is critical. Insurance companies will work to minimise and deny claims from the outset. Your employer and its insurance company might deny that the accident even occurred if swift action is not taken.
At Personalinjuriesclaim, we are responsive to your legal, medical and financial needs. Our Dublin solicitors can represent and guide you through all legal aspects of your case and help you file a timely claim that protects your rights.
Contact our office today for an expedient response and to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced solicitor. E-mail us or ring 01-234-0044.
All companies are required by law to provide healthy and safe work environments and to carry insurance that will pay compensation for employees who are injured on the job. However, your compensation depends on a number of factors.
We can independently investigate the accident that led to your injury, analysing safety reports, accident records, medical reports and other documents that we have the right to obtain on your behalf.
Our preparation of your case includes creating a customised plan to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for injury losses, including:
*Loss of earnings
*Loss of opportunity
*Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
We help clients throughout County Dublin and surrounding areas who have suffered from neck and back injuries, muscle tears, fractures, head injuries, repetitive strain (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, lifting, pulling, etc.), occupational diseases and many other injuries in a variety of industries, including retail, construction, industrial, health care, manufacturing, shipping, farming, public and civil occupations.
Your first half-hour consultation is free. Contact our office by e-mail or ring 01-234-0044 to schedule a consultation with an accident at work solicitor today.
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If you would like to discuss making a personal injury claim please contact us to discuss further by calling our phone number: 01 234 0044 .
We will be happy to discuss a no win no fee solicitors aggrement you. We will discuss your claim and provide you with advice and an initial opinion regarding your injury, from personal injuries assessment board to issuing proceedings in a case.
We pride ourselves in knowing that our clients are always fully informed and advised of all aspects of their case from the beginning when they first speak to us regarding an injury such as accident at work, special damages, traumatic experience that goes for long term consequences etc.
Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors, 39 Waterloo road, Dublin 4.
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