Nowadays, most workplaces are safe and well regulated, but, unfortunately, accidents can still happen on occasion. An employer owes a duty of care to all employees. That duty is detailed in the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work legislature and in Common Law rules developed over the years.
The employer must provide a safe place and system of work for employees, proper training and protective equipment and competent fellow employees. If, as an employee, you are involved in an accident at work, that accident may have resulted from a breach of an employer’s duties. If so, you may be able to take a claim for compensation, personal injury, loss of earnings and so forth, and it is essential you take legal advice at an early stage.
At Staunton Caulfield & Co., we have successfully handled many workplace accident claims. Contact us at 094 9620008 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will advise you fully on the correct procedure to be followed. We will advise on the legal costs involved and draft a letter of claim on your behalf if you have a stateable case.
We will then obtain all necessary medical and other expert reports, lodge your claim with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) and obtain an Assessment or an Authorisation from them. Many cases are resolved at this stage. If not, it may be necessary to take court proceedings based on the PIAB Authorisation. We will instruct a Barrister to advise and prepare the necessary court documents on your behalf and progress the matter from there.
It is not unusual for workplace accident claims to be settled after court proceedings are issued but before a court hearing date. If not, however, we will take all the necessary steps to get your case ready for trial and ensure you get the best possible outcome.