Have you sustained a Back Injury In the Workplace

Preventing back injuries is a major workplace safety challenge. Employers are required by law to adhere to strict Health and Safety regulations. It is their duty to provide a safe working environment for all staff members in all areas of the work place inside and outside.

No 100% solution has been found for totally eliminating back injuries caused in the work place although it is felt that a portion can be prevented by effective control programs.

Work related spinal injuries can be caused by lifting, placing, carrying and holding manual materials. An accident which results in a temporary or permanent back injury can also be the result of an unsafe environment or substandard machinery or tools.   If you have suffered or are suffering from a back or spinal injury due to a work related accident you may be entitled to make a claim. The likely success of your claim will depend on:

  • The seriousness of the injury
  • Short or long term effects from the injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of potential earnings

By instructing your solicitor to make your claim on your behalf, the potential for confrontation is reduced which thus enables both parties to get on with their lives while a personal injury case is pending and ensuring the best result for you.

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The Clock Is Ticking to make your claim!

How long do I have to make a personal injury claim?

As a general rule an accident compensation claim must be registered with The Injuries Board (and acknowledged) within two years of the accident date. There are exceptions. In particular, where the “date of knowledge” is some time after the accident date, then the two year limitation period only commences on the “date of knowledge”. The date of knowledge is defined as the date a person became aware that the injury occurred, that it was significant and that it was attributable to negligence or breach of duty, and knew the identity of the Defendant (Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Act 1991 Section 2). A typical example of a case where the time limit may be extended under this section is where a claimant sustains a very minor or trivial injury in an accident but subsequently becomes aware that the injury was significantly more serious. The term “significant” is not defined in the Act and so the particular facts of each case must be examined.

  1. Child Claimants:

An important exception to the two year rule is the case of child Plaintiffs (persons under the age of 18 years). When a child is involved in an accident, the two year limitation period only commences on the child’s 18th birthday so the Next Friend (usually a parent) may commence the claim at any time up until the child’s 18th birthday. If a claim has not been commenced by such date, the child himself may bring the claim at any time up until the day prior to his 20th birthday.

  1. Defective Products:

The time limit for claiming compensation for damage caused by a defective product is three years from the date the damage occurred or “date of knowledge(Defective Products Act 1991).

  1. Legal Advice:

There are various other exceptions and it is important to consult your Solicitor for expert advice in each case.

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Can I recover the cost of my car damage prior to settlement of my claim?

This question frequently arises in road traffic accident cases. Can I recover the cost of my car damage prior to settlement of my injury claim?

The answer is that just one claim can be brought by a claimant in respect of the accident. Therefore it is not possible to bring a separate claim for car damage, both claims must be brought together. However Gary Matthews Solicitors will always encourage Insurance companies to settle the “material damage” (car damage) claim separately in the early stages and frequently insurers are willing to do so.

Refusal to do so may result in further costs having to be paid by the Insurers for the additional inconvenience caused to the claimant as well as car-hire expenses and possible bank interest if a loan is taken out to cover the cost of repairs or a replacement car. It is also worth noting that insurers must also pay a figure for “depreciation” to a car which has been involved in a collision.

At Gary Matthews Solicitors, as personal injury law specialists, we have been helping our clients claim for road accidents, If you have been in a road traffic accident where you suffered personal injury you may be entitled to claim. We’ll sit down with you and explain all your options as well as the likely outcome.

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Take the first steps towards making a claim for your injuries

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