Work Injuries can have serious impact! Find out how to claim.

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! 

Click on this link here to call the office for a no obligation enquiry OR complete our no obligation online enquiry form by clicking this link

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

Figures obtained from 2014 PIAB Report. 

Do I have a case for personal injury compensation?

Do I have a case? No doubt this is the first question you’ve been asking yourself since the accident or incident. While you may have heard numerous stories and anecdotes, the only way of truly knowing if you have a case is to get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Gary Matthews Solicitors, personal injury claims and accidents is our area of expertise and we have focused exclusively on this area for over 20 years. It’s our job to tell you clearly and honestly if you have a case and whether or not it is something worth pursuing.

If, as a result of the negligent act of omission of another party, you suffer injury loss, damage or expense, you may be entitled to compensation from that party or more usually their insurers. It can be hard to determine yourself what constitutes ‘loss’ or ‘injury’ and these are terms that we will both explain to you and discuss with you in full. It is at this preliminary meeting that we will start to see a clear picture emerging. In many cases, it’s clear from the first day that someone has suffered as described earlier and that they will succeed in being fully compensated. The obvious example is car accident compensation. In other cases, the courts could apportion liability. In other words, they rule in favour of the plaintiff but they may make a deduction from the overall award based on ‘contributory negligence’. This means that even though someone may have been ‘wronged’, they may have contributed slightly to the situation by behaving in a negligent manner.

Transport is jPersonal-injury-and-Acciden-oblongust one example. You may have had an accident at work, out shopping or in any daily situation where the actions of another party had a detrimental effect on some aspect of your life, whether at the time or at a later date. Many people we speak to feel that they were at fault initially and delayed in bringing their claim or indeed never brought their claim to light. It can be hard to establish for yourself the complex legal boundaries of ‘responsibility’ and ‘carelessness’. At Gary Matthews Solicitors, our approach is simple.

In a world of rumour and speculation, we establish as soon as possible where you stand and whether or not we can help you. Before accepting your instructions, we will have discussed your case with you and will have advised you of the strengths and weaknesses (if any) of your case.  If you’re reading this and still thinking to yourself ‘perhaps I do have a case after all’, just get in touch and we’ll answer all your queries;

If you have been involved in an accident, call the office for a no obligation enquiry OR

Complete our no obligation online enquiry form  by clicking this link OR why not give the office a ring on 01 903 6250 and speak directly to one of the team.

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