Thousands of people are injured at work or suffer work related injuries throughout the year. Common incidents involve handling, lifting, carrying, slips, trips, falling objects, hand-tools, machinery and falls. Others are injured as a result of the repetitive nature of their work activities or the absence of appropriate training. In 2003 alone more than 11,000 people brought successful occupational injury claims against their employers.
Whatever industry you work in it is your employers duty to provide a safe working environment and if they fail to do so, you may be entitled to compensation if work related injuries or illnesses are sustained.
If you have suffered an accident or illness at work and think you may have a valid case then seek legal advice immediately. Our solicitors at DJ Synnott have a wealth of experience and expertise in health and safety legislation. We can advise you of the course of action which best suits your particular situation.