If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work or during your working hours, you may be able to make an injury claim for compensation.
All employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors from accidents and injuries. This includes ensuring:
*They provide their employees with the appropriate machinery and tools to complete their jobs.
*They also need to ensure all equipment is maintained to a safe condition.
*The workplace is kept in safe and tidy. You should be provided with suitable workstations and chairs and the floor and corridors should be clean and free from hazards. Doors and gates should not be obstructed.
*If you are required to lift heavy objects, you should receive training to show you how to do this safely, and/or assistance when lifting heavy or awkward objects.
*You should be provided with safety clothing if required to do your job, such as goggles, hard hats, ear defenders, dust masks, safety gloves, safety boots or high-visibility jackets.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in a workplace accident and suffered an injury in the past two years, you should take legal advice; preferably, from us here in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny!
– a legal briefing from Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny