A carrying injury compensation claim can arise when you hurt your back, arms, shoulders or knees from carrying heavy loads in the course of your employment when your employer should have put suitable measures in place to protect you from sustaining such an injury.
Manual handling injuries such as lifting, carrying and pushing are quite common in industry, but should be avoidable where your employer has enforced health and safety guidelines. Where he has failed to do so, you may be entitled to make a carrying injury compensation claim.
A carrying injury compensation claim can result from injuries sustained in shops, offices, factories or on construction sites. Whatever area of employment you are in, you should be provided with the means to carry heavy objects without putting yourself at risk of injury.
Making a Carrying Injury Compensation Claim
Making a carrying injury compensation claim will involve you seeking medical attention for any injuries you have sustained and, if possible, recording your injuries in your employers “Accident Report Book”. Both your medical records and the details of what is included in your employers accident report will be used to determine what level of compensation you receive in your carrying injury compensation claim – either by the Injuries Board of Ireland or in an out-of-court settlement between your solicitor and your employer´s insurance company.
Indeed, 90% of claimants in carrying injury compensation claims choose to use a solicitor in order that they receive a fair and adequate award of compensation, and that they receive it as quickly as possible.
Although your employer´s insurance company may be willing to make an early settlement for your carrying injury compensation claim, it is in your best interests to use the services of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor before committing to any settlement.
Because of the potential for victims of carrying injuries to be “short-changed” by insurance companies, we have established a free advice telephone service which you are welcome to call in order to seek helpful and accurate advice about a carrying injury compensation claim. Our solicitors are understanding and discrete in their transactions with you, and there is neither any obligation on you to proceed with a claim nor any contact made with your employer.
The advice we offer is free and there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim after you have spoken with us. Call us now on 1-800 989 995 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
Our solicitors acknowledge that not only can some carrying injuries be quite painful, but they may also lead to some long term health issues. Therefore, we ask that you would start from the beginning – explaining how your accident occurred, the injuries that you have been diagnosed with by your doctor and why you believe that there is negligence from your employer.
This information that you give will help us to construct a case for a carrying injury compensation claim. We will also advise you on the length of time we anticipate your carrying injuries compensation claim will take, the likelihood of your success and the general level of compensation we would expect you to receive.
You are under no obligation to follow any of our suggestions or advice, and we do not expect an answer from you immediately. Instead, consider your options, speak with family and friends if necessary, and get back to us when you are comfortable with pursuing a carrying injury compensation claim. Even if you just want to ask additional questions as a result of our initial conversation, we are happy to oblige.
Some people feel a little apprehensive about suing their employer for injuries sustained at work. We can identify with that and only say that we will be as impartial as possible when we offer advice about a potential carrying injury compensation claim. We would just like to add that should your injuries develop into a health issue which obstructs you from working and supporting your family, you may be glad that you called us.
Therefore, please give us a ring at your earliest convenience. If now is not quite right for you, keep our number for future reference, or leave your contact details in the call-back box above, and one of our friendly team will be in touch with you soon.
If you would like to find out more about the options available to you in respect of a compensation claim, please do not hesitate to call our free advice line right away on 1-800 989 995
If this is not a convenient time, complete the call-back form below and one of our team will ring you when it is more suitable.