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Work Accident Compensation Claims

If you have had an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for injury compensation. You may be entitled to compensation if your injury occurred in an office environment, on a building site, restaurant, shop, warehouse, factory or driving for an employer.

Your employer’s duty of care

It is an employers duty to protect staff and inform them about health and safety procedures. Employers must carry out regular risk assessments in the work place inside and out. They must ensure the health and safety of employees and visitors. This includes providing first aid equipment and facilities. Employees must also take reasonable care over their own health and safety.

Reporting the accident

If an accident occurs in the work place environment the employer must report the accident to the Health and Safety department at your local authority. Employers have a legal responsibility to report certain accidents and incidents, and in some instances pay the employee statutory sick pay or contractual sick pay and give them time off because of the work related accident. If you’ve been involved in a work related accident it’s a good idea to make sure the accident has been reported too. Your employer must report any injury that prevents an employee from doing their normal work for more than three days.
At Synnott Lawline our team of dedicated, experienced solicitors specialise in helping people to claim compensation for injuries and illnesses that have happened at work. We endeavor to make sure you get the best compensation possible and given access to the appropriate support services to recover from your injuries or ill-health. We aim to give you good, solid advice in plain English throughout your claim, so you will always know what’s happening.

  • Dangerous incidents like the collapse of scaffolding;
  • People effected by gas leaks;
  • Asbestos exposure;
  • Major injuries such as, a broken arm or leg.
  • Back injury from lifting and manual handling;
  • Injuries from slips and trips;
  • Injuries due to lack of training or safety equipment;
  • Faulty work equipment;
  • Repetitive strain injury;
  • Vibration white finger;
  • Tinnitus;
  • Forklift truck accidents;
  • Injury from another employees mistakes;
  • Road accidents whilst delivering goods;
  • Construction site accidents.

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 personal injury compensation.

The amount of compensation you will be entitled to 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. If you’ve been the victim of a back injury, contact us now to get your Workplace Accident Compensation Claim started. Our specialised solicitors will assist you with any legal issues and queries you may have in relation to your Back injury compensation claim.

PIAB First?

At Synnott Lawline Solicitors we specialise in PIAB applications. We provide expert advice throughout the entire process and ensure that each and every client receives our full care and attention. We ensure that the Board adheres to the time limits imposed on it and deal with all queries from the Board on your behalf.

PIAB PROCESS

Legal Fees

There are multiple factors which are taken into account in the assessment of a solicitor’s bill. In addition to the professional fee and miscellaneous charges payable to the solicitor, there will be items of outlay payable to third parties. Read more about factors that determines solicitors fees.

Legal Fees

Compensation Guide

This booklet has been produced by Synnott Lawline Solicitors to give our clients an understanding of the personal injury compensation claims process. In some of our correspondence during the course of your compensation claim, we will make reference to the relevant sections of this guide by way of explanation of the particular aspect of your claim.

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