How do I claim compensation for work injury?

What to do if you have been involved in a workplace accident

Under Irish law, all employers have a duty to protect the safety of their employees.  If you have suffered an accident in work, and you feel that your employer has been negligent, then you may be entitled to compensation.  In such cases, it is very important that you follow the steps below.

Ensure that the accident is reported to a manager.  Ask that an accident report form is completed.  The accident report form is a crucial piece of contemporaneous evidence that can later be relied upon in Court.  Please ensure that the report is filled out as soon as possible.  Only sign the report is you are happy with what has been written in the report.  If you sign a report that is not accurate and there is something in there that will go against your case, then you may be in difficulties down the line.

If you have been injured, it is important that you seek urgent medical attention.  “Your health is your wealth” is a very true expression.  It is always best to get seen by a doctor so that you can be treated appropriately and on time.  

If you wish to pursue a claim for personal injury due to a workplace injury, the you must submit your claim with the Injuries Board.  Rogers Solicitors Dublin deal with these cases on a daily basis, and we would only be too happy to talk you through this process.

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