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Unfortunately, some people do suffer from injuries which can occur in their workplace. This situation often arises due to the negligence of a third party who may be the employer, or an agent (or employee) of the injured party's employer. In circumstances such as these, the injured party may be entitled to financial compensation.
There are legal obligations placed on an employer under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, which include the obligations to:
1. You must inform your employers if you have experienced an accident whilst at work in the workplace. Your line manager (or colleague) should seek medical attention immediately before formally reporting and recording the accident. After this you should also consult your own registered medical practitioner to ensure that you get back to health as soon as possible
2. You'll need to consider if you should commence a formal claim for compensation against your employer. Some employees may feel reluctant to start a legal claim for accidents in the workplace for many reasons. These could include anxiety about your position at work and your relationship with colleagues and managers, your desire not to make a fuss, or a fear of losing out on promotion. It's worth remembering that employers should be well insured against accidents at work claims, which takes any worries about a personal element away.
3. Contact a law firm such as Brian McGrane Solicitors who have consistently successful experience in work accident injury claims and will provide the skills required to file a case with a view to you receiving financial compensation.
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
Source: e ISB
Brian has extensive litigation and arbitration experience in all matters of Personal Injury Law. If you have been injured at work in circumstances where you feel your injuries may have been caused because of the failure of your employer to comply with the legally required safety obligations, please contact us so that we can advise you in relation to your circumstances, with no absolutely no obligation.
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