“Occupational Health” is a term relating to the regulations contained in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2007) in respect of the way an employer is responsible for making a risk assessment of every aspect of his employees´ working environment. Many companies choose to employ specialist occupational health and safety officers to take care of this aspect of their business, however the employers still have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the regulations of the Act are enforced.
Occupational health claims for compensation may originate where an employer fails to make a risk assessment, or fails to implement a health and safety regulation once having made that assessment, and an employee subsequently suffers an industrial injury or contracts an occupational illness. In fact, any injury or illness acquired in the pursuit of ones employment should be investigated to see if there is an element of employer negligence involved.
Of course, this should all be done after appropriate medical treatment has been administered and the incident recorded if possible in the employer´s “Accident Report Book”. Some occupational health claims may only become apparent several years after having left a particular employment, but this does not mean you are not entitled to make and occupational health claim for compensation.
Seeking Compensation for Occupational Health Claims
Occupational health claims for compensation are best made with the assistance of a specialist personal injury claims solicitor. This is because many occupational health issues may have developed over a period of time, during which an employer may have changed his health and safety policy and deny liability for your occupational illness or injury.
Other issues such as the availability of appropriate training or maintenance of equipment may also cloud the occupational health claim, and a solicitor who is familiar with these occurrences will be in a better position to expedite an occupational health claim for compensation efficiently and effectively.
We have established a free advice service for anybody considering an occupational health claim for compensation.
By calling 1-800 989 995, you will be able to speak with a specialist solicitor and ask them questions relating to a occupational health claim and receive helpful and impartial advice. All calls to this service are treated with the utmost discretion and confidentiality, and there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us.
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What You Can Expect
As our solicitors are starting with a blank canvass, they would like to know everything about how you acquired your occupation illness or injury and if it could have been prevented by appropriate action by your employer.
Our solicitors will make a preliminary assessment of your occupational health claim, integrating factors such as how this may have affected your quality of life, future earning potential and any psychological impact your occupational health issue has made.
We will offer accurate advice on the options available to you, how you can proceed with an occupational health claim and what your likelihood of success would be. We will also be able to advise you how long your claim should take to process and, if possible, give you an indication of the level of compensation you should expect to receive.
You are under no obligation to select any of our options. Many clients prefer to take the information away with them, consider it for a few days and call us back – particularly if you have thought of more questions. All we would ask is that you do not leave it too long before making an occupational health claim as cases of this nature may take several months to compile.
You first step should be to give our telephone service a call on 1-800 989 995
If it is not a convenient time right now, you can either bookmark this page or make a note of the number for later. Alternatively, fill your details in our call-back box below and one of our friendly and helpful team will get back in touch with you.