Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2007), employers have a legal obligation to protect their employees from injury and provide a safe environment in which to work. Before embarking on any task, an employer should make a risk assessment of the protection levels required and provide appropriately for them. Sometimes the provision of this protection will be apparent in the form of hats, gloves and boots, but in many industries intangible risks may exist from which an employee also requires protection:-
- Noise – Workers in noisy environments should be protected against loss of hearing
- Harassment – Employers should ensure their staff are protected from bullying and harassment
- Air Borne Toxins – The time that an employee spends in such an environment should be monitored
Where an employer fails in any element of his responsibilities, and you suffer an injury because of it, you are entitled to make an inadequate protection injury compensation claim.
Making an Inadequate Protection Injury Compensation Claim
An inadequate protection injury compensation claim should always be made with the assistance of a specialist personal injury claims solicitor. An experienced solicitor will be familiar with the procedures involved such as obtaining medical reports and a copy of the employer´s “Accident Report Book” to ensure that any inadequate protection injury compensation claim is dealt with comprehensively and that the award of compensation is appropriate for the trauma suffered as a result of your injury.
A solicitor will also advise on the correct course of action should an employer deny liability for your injuries, or if you are subsequently approached by his insurance company with an unreasonable offer of inadequate protection injury compensation. A solicitor will also ensure that out-of-pocket expenses directly related to your injuries are included in your compensation award and that provision is made for loss of earnings – both past and future.
In order to give you access to the best possible advice when making an inadequate protection injury compensation claim, we have opened a free advice telephone service on 1-800 989 995
This service enables you to speak directly with an experienced solicitor, familiar with work-related injuries and their causes, and ask questions about your entitlement to claim. This service is operated in complete confidentiality and there is no obligation on you to proceed with an inadequate protection injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us. If you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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- 100% Free, impartial and helpful advice
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have over twenty years of experience with work-related compensation claims, including those for inadequate protection injury compensation, and we appreciate that for many people this will be their first time calling a solicitor. Therefore, you will find us understanding and considerate of your situation.
Possibly you are also still in pain from your accident, so we are patient when listening to the circumstances surrounding your injury, what treatment you received for it and why you believe that your employer failed to provide adequate protection in the workplace.
We are also happy to answer any questions you may have relating to an inadequate protection injury compensation claim and should be able to assess in a short period of time whether there is a case for compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
If so, we will advise you how long your claim may take to process, the likelihood of its success and, wherever possible, a general idea of the level of compensation we would anticipate you receive. We will also offer advice and suggestions about how you could proceed with a claim.
You are under no obligation to act on any of our advice or proceed with an inadequate protection injury compensation claim, and will be put under no pressure to do so. In fact, we believe that it is better for you to absorb the information we have given you and talk any decision over with your family.
We hope that we have put your mind at rest about making an inadequate protection compensation claim and look forward to hearing from you soon. Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm and we also operate a call-back service if it is inconvenient to call right now. Simply leave your details in the form at the top of the page, indicating when is a suitable time for us to call, and one of our team will be back in touch shortly.
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.