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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What to do if you’ve had an accident at work.

An employer is required by law to provide safe working environments for their employees. There are health and safety regulations that must be adhered to, to reduce the occurrence of an accident at work.

If an employer has been negligent to his or her duties they are liable for the cause of an injury at work. Generally it must be proven that an employer has proved negligence in the work place but in some instances it is not necessary to prove negligence for an employee to be entitled to a accident in work compensation claim.

What to do if you have received an injury in work:

  • Once the accident has occurred, report it as soon as possible to your employer or someone in authority.
  • Get a medical checkup. It is beneficial for your case to have records of all injuries sustained. Some companies have insurance policies in place to cater for sick pay but the employer is not obliged to pay out while the employee is out of work. The loss of earnings are recovered at the conclusion of the employees’ case.
  • It is advised that the employee does not sign any liability documents until they have spoken to a specialised personal injury solicitor.
  • In the event that the employer attempts to dismiss the employee for proceeding with legal action for their work related injury, this action is in itself a case of unfair dismissal. The employer is entitled to take action in the Labour Courts for unfair dismissal.

If you have sustained an injury at work and want to make an injury at work claim we can help you to do so. Our specialist personal injury solicitors will focus entirely on your needs by providing expert representation to ensure that you receive maximum work accident compensation for your claim. We can provide facilities to assist recovery and we have access to some of the most expert medical consultants.

For further information or advice on your accident at work contact us! 

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The average award for a workplace accident is €28,8856*

Figures obtained from 2014 PIAB Report.