Work injury compensation covers many different types of injuries that can happen in the work environment, and not all of them physical. Although many people might rightly consider that construction and agriculture are the two most hazardous industries to work in, the number of work injury compensation claims occurring in them is decreasing due to the improved application of health and safety regulations. Where work injury compensation claims continue at a high level are manufacturing, jobs which involve lifting in the storage and retail industries and in any office where people may suffer from repetitive strain injuries and stress.
Indeed, stress can be one of the deadliest work injuries and can cause sleep disorders, leading the sufferer to become fatigued and more prone to workplace injuries. Stress work injury claims can be due to excessively high workloads, bullying and harassment or a poor physical working environment. Employers have an obligation under regulations in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act to perform risk assessments for all jobs to be performed in the workplace, and on the capabilities of those employed to do them.
This obligation to provide a safe environment in which to work applies in any area of the workplace. Whether it is in providing protective safety equipment, instructing employees on how to use it, or ensuring that machinery is kept in safe working order, where an employer fails to protect his staff from injury – physical or psychological – the staff are entitled to claim compensation. If this has happened to you, your first priority should be to seek professional medical attention, and then speak with a solicitor about making a claim for work injury compensation.
Making a Claim for Work Injury Compensation
Making a claim for work injury compensation is best done with the assistance of a specialised personal injury claims solicitor, as they will understand the potential consequences of making a work injury claim against an employer. Inasmuch as most employers will be horrified that one of their employees has suffered an injury due to their negligence, very few will be happy about paying large sums of work injury compensation, and may also be influenced by their insurance company when it comes to admitting liability for your injuries.
Should there be a dispute over who is responsible for injuries sustained at work, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to make an assessment for your work injury compensation claim and issue you with an authorisation to pursue your case through the courts. You may also find that the insurance company representing your employer makes you an offer of early settlement for your work injury claim which is wholly inappropriate for your injuries, and fails to take into consideration any ongoing care you require before you are able to return to work.
Free Work Injury Compensation Advice
If you have been injured at work, either in an accident or due to psychological factors, you are invited to call our free work injury compensation advice service on 1800 911 940 and find out more about work injury compensation. Our solicitors have over twenty years experience in helping clients who have sustained an injury due to the negligence of an employer, and we will be able to offer impartial and practical advice about making a claim for work injury compensation.
The lines to our free work injury compensation advice service are open seven days a week from 8.00am in the morning until 10.00pm at night, and we also operate a call-back service if you prefer that we call you. All calls to our free work injury compensation advice service are completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to make a work injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What to Expect When You Call
As mentioned above, we have over twenty years experience in helping clients make work injury compensation claims against negligent employers. Therefore, we understand that many people will be apprehensive about making a work injury claim against somebody who they may have worked with for many years. We will be able to put your mind at rest over how using our services can avoid potentially awkward confrontations when you return to your job.
We also understand that your work injuries may be so severe that you may never be able to work again and are concerned for your future financial security. Once you have explained to us how you sustained your work injuries, and we have established that you have a work injury claim for compensation which is worth your while to pursue, we should be able to tell you how much work injury compensation you are entitled to claim and how long the process will take.
We will also explain what is involved in making a claim for work injury compensation and answer any questions you may have. In fact, we tend to conclude each initial conversation with a summary of what we have discussed to ensure that all your questions have been answered clearly. We also provide you with a list of options for you to consider – none of which you are under any obligation to act upon, but which might be best discussed with family members or friends before deciding your next course of action.
Your first action, however, should be to pick up the telephone and dial 1800 911 940. Claims for work injury compensation only have a certain period from the diagnosis of your injury until they become time-barred. It is in your best interests to speak to one of our solicitors today, or leave your details in the call-back form at the foot of the page and one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you.