Accidents at Work
Catherine Fee & Co provides legal advice, support, and representation to individuals that been injured in a workplace accident. Accidents at work usually occur due to the negligence of a third party or to a business or organisation failing to provide a safe working environment.
Workplace injuries can potentially put a huge financial strain on the victim and the victim's family as a loss of earnings and medical expenses are accrued. Oftentimes, people are hesitant to pursue a claim against their employer for fear of retaliation, dismissal, etc. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to remember that employers will have insurance policies specifically for scenarios in which an employee becomes injured due to an accident. As a result, compensation is generally sought from the insurance company and not from the employer themselves.
If you become injured at work, the incident should be immediately reported to management and you should seek medical assistance for any injuries occurred. Management is legally required to compile an incident report documenting what has happened and we recommend requesting a copy of this report for your own record. A workplace injury can include, but is not limited to the following accidents:
Slip and Fall
Accidents Due to the Negligence of Another Employee
Accidents Due to the Negligence of Management
If you have been involved in an accident at work that was not your fault then you may be entitled to legal redress*. As personal injury* solicitors, Catherine Fee & Co will work to ensure that you will be properly compensated for losses sustained due to your injury achieve a successful workplace injury claim outcome.
Accident at Work Solicitors – Frequently Asked Questions
What is an accident at work?
A workplace accident also known as a work accident, occupational accident, or accident at work is defined as a discrete occurrence in the course of work leading to physical or mental occupation industry.
Put simply, an accident at work relates to any injury sustained by an employee in the course of their job. This also includes any injuries sustained away from the main work premises where work activates are being carried out, for example working from home.
How can I prove that I was injured in an accident at work?
For a successful outcome you will need to prove that:
- You were an employee at the time the accident took place
- The accident took place as alleged and described in the claims
- That the employer was negligent and the injury suffered was genuine.
To prove that the accident happened the accident report form can be used as evidence. Reference can also m made to medical notes and records, and witnesses can provide a statement of what occurred.
How long will it take not receive compensation from an accident at work claim?
No two accident at work claims are the same and the amount of time it takes to settle them will vary from cases to case. It should also be noted that you are not guaranteed compensation but your solicitor will do their best to achieve one.
Delays in workplace injury claims may be as a result of court delays, the nature of the injuries sustained, the attitude of the insurance company, and obtaining evidence from various parties.