Accidents at work are very common. They range from death, to the ‘not so serious’. The Government established the Health and Safety Authority to try to reduce the number of injuries sustained at work every year. Accidents can happen in every type of work. Some, more obvious industries, like construction or farming, carry clear dangers. At the same time, it is just as possible for a serious accident to occur in an office or shop.
Workplace injuries can include:
- Slip and fall at work
- Lifting injuries
- Asbestos exposure
- Toxin exposure
- Industrial accidents
- Factory accidents
Under Irish law, employers need to take reasonable action to protect the health and safety of their employees. This includes proper training, a safe work environment, appropriate training, proper equipment and machinery and capable co-workers.
If you are injured at work, your employer may be liable for compensating you.*
If you think you have a compensation claim against your work, contact Fin by email or phone on 1890 099 8911 / 01 685 4458 or firstname.lastname@example.org *
What kind of compensation can you get for accidents at work?
Most employers carry accident insurance. That means, your employers insurance will be the one that pays compensation for your injury. The law says that your employer must provide a safe working environment, and to have you well trained. As such, you should not be afraid of your employer, or the consequences of your claim action. Talk to Fin today to discuss your claim on 1890 099 8911 / 01 685 4458 or email email@example.com
You may be entitled to compensation, not just for the injury, but also for ongoing pain, suffering, lost wages and financial costs, such as:
- Medical treatment
- Physio treatment
- Medical devices and / or equipment
- Rehabilitation costs
- Prescription medications
- Accommodation or transport adaptations
- Travel expenses for required treatment
You may not be entitled to compensation if the accident or injury was your fault. Get in touch with Fin on 1890 099 8911 / 01 685 4458 to see if your claim has potential.
Industrial Disease Compensation
If you contract a disease at work, you could have a compensation claim. Some diseases you might contract at work include:
- Asbestos poisoning
- Chemical poisoning
- Metal poisoning
- Bio- Hazard disease
If you have contacted an illness or disease from exposure to something toxic at work, get in touch with Fin on 1890 099 8911 / 01 685 4458 and we can chat about your case.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.