A fleeting glance at statistics will show some unpleasant facts about the risks of accidents in the workplace. Once an accident in the workplace happens you should have the best work injury lawyers fighting for you every step of the way.
Some accidents are fatal; thousands of others result in injury; millions of working days and their potential earnings are lost. And accidents at work are not exclusive to high-risk occupations such as firefighters, construction workers or road maintenance workers.
Accidents can happen anywhere in Ireland, and if you have one yourself while working, you need to know exactly where you stand. Injury at work advice is key.
Hiring the best work injury lawyers is key to a successful outcome.
The information below should act as a useful injury at work guide telling you what you absolutely need to know:
Some common types of accidents/injuries and what causes them:
*Poorly maintained or defective machinery inflicting physical damage to operators
* Slips, trips or falls due to wet floors, loose steps, loose paving stones etc.
* Back and muscle damage caused by heavy lifting
* Accidental exposure to dangerous chemicals due to lack of adequate safety equipment
* Problems caused by repetitive strain such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Hearing loss or tinnitus due to constant loud noise
These are just some of the many examples of potential accidents and injuries that can happen to employees without them being at fault. We must also consider breaches in health and safety.
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These days, employers are obliged by law to abide by highly strict health and safety regulations to ensure that the above scenarios cannot happen.
If you have an accident that resulted from unsafe conditions, inadequate training, defective machinery, lacklustre supervision or some other serious safety setback, then you can claim based on a breach in national health and safety regulations.
An injury to the muscles or nerves in your back can be excruciating and your ability to carry out ordinary, day to day tasks can be severely limited. Walking, bending, turning, even sleeping can become difficult or even impossible when your back hurts.
Serious injury to your back can cause spinal damage too, leading to problems with sensation, partial or total paralysis.
Many people in Ireland injure their backs through lifting objects that are really too heavy, or by trying to lift something without using the correct posture. Others injure their backs through sport, or as a result of a trip or slip. Most people who suffer severe back injuries do so as a result of road traffic accidents.
Some of these events can be genuine accidents, where no one was at fault. But if you have injured your back as a result of someone else’s negligence then you could make a claim for compensation.
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For example, if you have been required to lift something at work and have not been given sufficient support or training, or if you have tripped over a loose kerb or been involved in a traffic accident where another driver was at fault, you could claim compensation for your pain, suffering and any out of pocket expenses you have had to pay or money you have lost.
If you have suffered a back injury and it was someone else's fault, you could claim compensation for your pain and suffering as well as any out of pocket expenses you have had.
With a severe back injury these expenses could be significant and could include the costs of adapting your house to make access easier, buying an electric wheelchair and changing your car.
You could also have lost a significant amount in wages and miss out on future earnings if you can no longer work. You may need significant care, meaning that you either need to employ someone or that one of your loved ones has given up their job to support you – either way, the person at fault should pay these expenses, not you.
There are strict time limits on applying for compensation following an accident and so you should seek advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as you can after you have started to recover. We have a team of personal injury solicitors who specialise in helping clients who have suffered back injuries and know how much of an impact this type of injury can have on a person’s life.
Compensation will not take away your suffering but it will make life easier, especially if you have had to take time off work because of your condition and are finding it difficult to make ends meet.
It can also pay for private medical care so that you can receive the best possible treatment and recover as quickly as possible.
In Ireland, depending on the severity of your back injuries, you may receive;
*Up to €16,300 – Minor back whiplash injury – good recovery within 12 months
*€11,700 to €19,600 – Moderate back injury – good recovery within 24 months
*€18,300 to €69,700 – Significant ongoing condition
* €62,800 to €85,900 – Severe back injury (serious and permanent condition)
Contact us today to arrange to speak to one of our team of Irish solicitors who specialise in back injury compensation claims. Call us today or send us your name and number and we will call you back straight away to arrange some free, initial advice with no obligation. We can usually offer our services on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so call today on 12-234-0044 to discuss how we can help.
The legalities of individual situations need careful attention, and so it's always a good idea to search for professional help --- that's where we come in. With many years' experience dealing with accident at work claims in Ireland, we have the expertise to be able to tell you exactly where you stand legally.
After a consultation and careful analysis of all the facts, you will know for certain whether you are eligible to file a claim and get compensation.
Our services come based on a "no win no fee" principle, so you needn't have any reservations about asking us for our professional and helpful advice. Don't let accidents that weren't your fault pass by without action being taken.
Contact our helpful team on 12-234-0044 and find out exactly where you stand.
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