Your employer has a duty to provide you with a safe workplace include adequate safety training and equipment for you and your co-workers. If your employer has failed to do so you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered an injury while at work.
What are common Workplace Accident Claims?
- Back injury at work
- Falls from ladders, rooftops or scaffolding
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Slips and trips due to slippery or uneven surfaces
- Injuries by equipment
- Exposure to chemicals or toxins without proper safety gear
- Deafness or partial deafness due to loud noises at work without proper protective gear
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Can you be fired from claiming against your Employer?
Your employer is not permitted to fire you for making a claim for compensation after you suffered a workplace accident. This would result in an unfair dismissal and you would have a separate claim to pursue in that scenario. Most employers will have accident insurance.
Can I make a claim myself without a Specialist Workplace Accident Solicitor?
Yes you can make a claim through the Injuries Board yourself. However, the person you are claiming against (who will often be an Insurance Company rather than your employer) is under no obligation to advise you on whether any offer or award is a fair reflection on what you are entitled to as a claim for pain and suffering as well as your medical expenses and loss of earnings. A specialist workplace accident solicitor will be able to help guide you on what you are entitled to receive.
How long do I have to make a Workplace Accident Claim?
You need to make claim within two years of the accident. However, you need to notify the person you are claiming against within one month of the accident.
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