There are so many industries in which employees come into contact with hot liquids, gases and metals, it is difficult to compile a comprehensive list of what could constitute grounds for a work burn injury compensation claim. From heavy duty chemicals to the coffee pot in the staff canteen, an employer has a legal obligation to ensure that the workplace environment is a safe place for his employees. If you suffer a burn at work where the employer has failed in his obligations to maintain that safe environment, then you are entitled to make a work burn injury compensation claim.
Your first consideration though should be that of your health. Even minor burns hurt, and the most severe can cause life-long health issues and disfiguration. So, whenever you have received a burn of any kind at work, it is best to see a doctor and have the burn professionally treated. You should also ensure that your burn is reported to a member of management and recorded in your employer´s “Accident Report Book”. This way, when it comes to making a work burn injury compensation claim, you have both your medical and your employer´s records to support it.
Making a Work Burn Injury Compensation Claim
Making a work burn injury compensation claim follows the same process as a personal injury claim for compensation. A copy of your medical notes and the entry in your employer´s “Accident Report Book” are submitted to the Injuries Board of Ireland with an application for compensation. The Injuries Board will approach your employer to ensure they accept liability for the accident, and then make an assessment for your work burn injury compensation claim based on the figures published in the “Book of Quantum”.
Should the employer fail to acknowledge their liability for your accident, dispute the amount of the assessment or if the assessment is not adequate in your opinion to compensate for the physical trauma and subsequent out-of-pocket expenses you have experienced, then the Injuries Board will issue an authorisation for you to take the case to court.
Because this is such a long drawn out process, with potential pitfalls along the way and the prospect of animosity at your workplace, many people wishing to make a work burn injury compensation claim choose to use a personal injury claims solicitor to assist them with their claim.
In many cases, a personal injury claims solicitor will be able to negotiate a fair and adequate level of compensation for you, long before the Injuries Board have made their assessment, and save you the prospect of financial hardship while you are recovering from your injuries and unable to work.
If you would like to find out more about how a solicitor can help with a work burn injury compensation claim, please take advantage of our free advice telephone service. This will enable you to speak with an experienced solicitor in complete confidentiality to discuss your case and seek practical and impartial advice. It costs nothing to call and there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim thereafter.
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
Burns can be extremely painful for a long period after they have been sustained, so we will appreciate if you are still a little bit in shock from the incident and treat you with courtesy and understanding throughout our conversation.
We will listen while you explain how you got burned at work, what medical treatment you received and where you believe your employer had failed in his obligations towards providing a safe environment for you to work in.
We will offer advice and suggest a number of options to you, as well as assessing whether you have grounds to make a work burn injury compensation claim and that it is worthwhile for you to pursue the claim.
If so, we should be able to give you some idea of the length of time it will take to prepare and process your case, the likelihood of your success and the general level of compensation we would anticipate you receive.
If you choose to proceed with a work burn injury compensation claim, we will guide you through all the procedures, intercede with your employer´s insurance company if possible, and organise a fair and adequate compensation award in the least possible time.
The next step is for you to give us a call on 1-800 989 995
There is no catch or hidden agenda, and we can guarantee that you will not be disappointed with our service. Our lines are open between 8.00am and 10.00pm, and if it is not convenient for you to call right now, please leave your contact details in the call-back box below and one of our team will be in touch shortly. We look forward to hearing from you.