We have extensive experience in dealing with accidents and injuries sustained at work. We recently settled a contentious High Court case for a client, who suffered a serious injury whilst carrying out his duties at work.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have had an accident in your place of work, or during the course of your work, then you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation, if it can be proven that the accident was not your fault.
Your employer has a very strict duty to provide you with a safe place and a safe system of work, and to ensure that you and your co-workers are properly trained, and have all of the proper equipment to carry out the tasks required.
Accidents happen all of the time, but most are preventable. In order to be entitled to compensation, you need to prove that the fault or liability rests with someone else. If the accident was partly your fault, but some of the liability rests with another third party, then you may still be entitled to claim, but there is likely to be some level of reduction in any compensation received, due to contributory negligence.
If an accident does happen at work, then it is important that you report it immediately, and complete an incident report form, that you seek immediate medical attention and contact your solicitor as soon as possible.
It is beneficial to get photographic evidence of where the accident happened, and that you do not admit liability yourself, even if your employer tries to pressure you to do so.
We can help guide you through the whole process, and we will be with you every step of the way.
* In contentious litigation, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement.
Personal Injuries Claim*
In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.
If you would like to discuss a personal injury matter please contact us to discuss further:
Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors, 22 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.
Phone: 01 234 0044
or complete our online assessment form.