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Rogers Solicitors provides Professional Accidents at Work Legal Assistance for clients across Dublin and Ireland

Accidents at Work

Offering Accidents at Work Solicitors for the Following:

As an employee working under Irish law, you have the right to work in a safe environment free from danger. When this responsibility is breached by your employer, and you fall victim to an accident or injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Rogers Solicitors, we offer clients the services of our accident at work solicitors, helping you bring a claim against your company of employment after sustaining a substantial physical or psychological injury at work.

From slippery floors to falling shelves, improper training resulting in injury, or bullying resulting in psychological harm, Rogers Solicitors deals with all manner of accidents at work claims for clients in a range of industries. For empathetic, straight-forward, and highly reliable personal injury solicitor services specialising in accidents at work cases, get in touch with us at any time of day or night.

  • Slips and trips in the workplace.

  • Accidents caused by work colleagues (your employer will be negligent on their behalf).

  • Accidents caused by defective, faulty or unsuitable work equipment.

  • Workplace accidents caused by a lack of training.

  • Workplace accidents on building sites.

  • Factory accidents.

  • Accidents at work involving falls from height.

  • Accidents at work that have caused scars and / or burns.

  • Accidents on farms and accidents caused by farm animals.

  • Injuries or conditions to the senses (such as hearing) due to conditions in the workplace.

What Should I Do If I Suffer an Accident At Work?

Inform Your Employers

The first step after experiencing an accident in the workplace should always be to notify management and seek medical attention. After doing this, they will report the accident and place this on record. We always advise that you request a copy of this and read it over once you are back to full health.
Always seek medical attention in order to ensure that you get back to health as soon as possible- your wellbeing is the most important thing to consider at all times.

Decide Whether you Want to bring a Claim

After experiencing the injury, it’s important to consider whether you believe you should start a claim. Many people are hesitant to start a legal claim for accidents in the workplace due to the professional nature of the relationship between you and your management. That being said, however, it’s important to note that companies are insured to cover themselves against accidents at work claims, meaning that an insurance company will be paying your claim rather than your employer. If you have sustained serious injuries in the workplace and are entitled to compensation, it’s important to go ahead with this and receive what you are owed.

Contact a Law Firm

The final step to take after suffering a psychical or emotional injury at work is to contact a law firm for help. With the help of a dedicated accidents at work personal injury solicitor, you can get the help and support required to file a case and eventually receive compensation for injuries sustained. Rogers Solicitors are available 24/7 via phone, email, and text to help clients who have been a victim of a workplace accident.

For more information on our full range of Accidents at Work Solicitor services

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Client Testimonials

I am very grateful to Rogers Solicitors for helping me successfully my personal injury case. Lawyer Majella Carragher is in charge of my case. She is very professional and patient in communicating with me, understanding my situation and suggested reasonable advice. She never delayed messages, always contacted and replied to me in time, and completed my case within a short time. She's the best lawyer I've ever met. Highly recommend.

How We Manage a Workplace Accident Claim

All employers have a duty of care to protect their employees from injury under Irish law. In order to successfully bring a claim for an accident at work, you must be able to prove that the accident took place to the negligence of your employer. An accident report form should be completed soon after an accident at work. This report will outline what happened and will form crucial evidence in establishing blame. CCTV footage in the workplace should also be preserved after a workplace accident.

You must also be able to prove that you have suffered an injury. If you were genuinely injured then you will likely have required medical treatment by your own GP or by medical staff in a hospital. Medical evidence must support your claim for personal injury. Solicitors are able to request your medical notes and records from whichever medic treated you and we can request a medical report from the treating doctor to outline your injuries for the purpose of supporting your personal injury claim.

Once we have a medical report to hand and all relevant information relating to the accident circumstances, we can then submit your case to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). All Personal Injury cases in Ireland must be submitted to PIAB (with some exceptions such as medical negligence claims). PIAB is an independent statutory board that assesses the value of Personal Injury claims in Ireland. PIAB will assess all medical evidence to hand and put forward their valuation on what they feel the claim is worth. If all parties are happy with the assessment then the case will be settled and compensation will be paid.

However, if a Defendant to the claim feels that they are not to blame for the accident then they will likely not agree to PIAB assessing the claim, and the claim will exit the PIAB process. Court proceedings will then be necessary to progress the matter. The bottom line is that PIAB will only get to assess the value of a case if the Defendant is happy to allow this, and they will only consent to this if they are happy to accept blame for the accident.

There may also be cases where the Defendant is happy for PIAB to assess the value of the case, but either the client or the Defendant is not happy with the valuation that PIAB has placed on the claim. Typically a client may feel that the assessment or award is too low, or the Defendant may feel that it is too high. The bottom line is that all parties must be happy with the award for settlement to take place within the PIAB process. If one or all of the parties are not happy with the PIAB assessment, then the case will exit the PIAB process and Court proceedings will be necessary to progress the case.

Accidents at Work FAQ

Who can pursue a claim in Ireland for an accident at work?

Any employee who has been injured physically, emotionally, or psychologically due to a workplace accident in Ireland can pursue a claim for compensation. For a claim to succeed, however, it must be proven that the accident was caused as a result of the employer's negligence and that a genuine psychological or physical injury was sustained by the individual pursuing compensation.

How can I prove that I was injured at work?

There are a number of ways to prove that you were injured at work, including CCTV footage, medical records, employee logs of the accident, employer logs of the accident, and witness accounts. For more information on proving injury due to an accident at work, get in touch with {company_name} today.

Is there any time limit on pursuing an accident at work claim?

Under the statute of limitations, victims of an accident at work up to two years from the date of the accident to pursue a legal claim. Contacting a solicitor to help with your accident in the workplace claim can help to speed up the process.

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