A work injury solicitor is a specialized personal injury claims solicitor to whom you should turn for advice if you have been injured in an accident at your workplace. Where the accident was due, even partly, by a lack of care on the employer´s part, you are entitled to claim for compensation, and because of the complex employment laws in Ireland, using the services of a work injury solicitor could be to your better advantage.
The employment laws are very protective of employees in Ireland, and when there is clear negligence by the employer, a claim for compensation can be straightforward. However, if the employer fails to acknowledge his contribution to your accident, or your work status is not that of an employed person, complications may arise.
Inasmuch as you may be entitled to compensation through other avenues if self-employed or an agency worker, the level of available advice and guidance is not as high as if you were a factory worker who had been injured by the failure of a poorly maintained piece of machinery. Nonetheless, unless you want to take your chances with what the Injuries Board assesses your compensation at, or how much your employer´s insurance company is prepared to release, it is still in your best interests to use the experience of a work injury solicitor.
The Advantages of Using a Work Injury Solicitor
There are many advantages to using a work injury solicitor to assist you in making a claim for compensation after a work related accident. The major one is that work injury solicitors have many years of experience in handling claims for compensation whereas (hopefully) this is the only time that you will ever need their services. Therefore, they will know the procedures inside out, and be up-to-date with the level of awards that people are receiving.
Furthermore, a work injury solicitor is a useful person to have on your side should you be under pressure from an employer or their insurance company to accept an offer of early settlement. That knowledge of what level of compensation is being awarded, together with elements of your own personal circumstances, will ensure that any amount of compensation you receive will be fair and adequate.
If you would like to know more about being represented by a work injury solicitor in pursuit of an employment related injury, please call our free advice telephone service.
You will be able to speak with a work injury solicitor free of charge, find out more about your rights as an employee (or otherwise) and receive some helpful and practical advice about how to proceed with a compensation claim should you subsequently choose to do so. 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 can I expect?
As mentioned above, our work injury solicitors are experienced in many types of injuries and accidents. However, every case is unique and your personal circumstances may be reflected as much in your award of compensation as the actual injury you suffered.
Therefore, we need you to tell us how the accident happened, what injuries you sustained and how you believe your employer was negligent. We also need to know what medical attention you received at the time, if you are still undergoing treatment, and the impact this is having on your quality of life.
You are welcome to ask us as many questions as you wish. Often, it helps if you have written them down before you call us, as this means nothing is left unclear. There may even be instances where our advice differs from something you may have heard from a friend or colleague. If this is the case, please let us know and we will explain why there may be a discrepancy.
Once we have a fuller picture of the circumstances surrounding your work related injury, our work injury solicitor will advise you whether there is a case for compensation which is worth your while to pursue. We will also let you know how long we expect the claim to take and the likelihood of your success.
You are not obliged to do anything with this information. In fact, it is often better if you reflect on it and talk it over with your family before deciding what you wish to do. We will not put any pressure on you to proceed with a claim and expect to hear from you only when you are ready to do so.
Your first step, however, should be to make the initial call. Our free advice telephone service on 1-800 989 995 is open between the hours of 8.00am in the morning until 10.00pm at night. If you cannot call right now and would like one of our friendly team to call you at a more convenient time, please leave your contact details in the form above. We look forward to hearing from you.