Work Injury Claims
Every employer owes a duty of care to their employees. If an employer fails to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its staff, be it through lack of action or training and any other form of contributory negligence where it is apparent that the employer did not take the precautions required to protect employees from possible injury, the employer could be held liable for those injuries.
We understand that claims for injuries at work are often a delicate issue because the employee usually wishes to remain working for the employer and does not want to damage working relationships.
Workplace Accident Claims
If you have had an accident at work, and feel you may have a work injury claim, Healy O’Connor Solicitors LLP recommend that:
- The accident be reported to your employer or manager
- The accident and details of the accident should be recorded in the accident report book
- The injured employee should make a note of any witnesses to the accident
- The injured employee should find out if any co-workers have experienced a similar accident at the workplace
- The injured employee should refuse to give your employer a written statement regarding the accident
Seeking Legal Advice
If you have suffered an injury at your workplace, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering as a result of the accident, in addition to compensation for loss of earnings and all medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury.