Compensation for Work Related Ailment
I would like to claim compensation for work related ailment but I am not sure as to how to start proceedings. Can you inform me of the steps I need to take?
If you have sustained an injury in the workplace for which you are not responsible for, you should be eligible to claim compensation for a work related ailment. Your claim has a high likelihood of being successful if your injury was caused as a result of your employer’s negligence. However, in order for a work related condition claim to be made against your employer’s liability insurance policy, some specific principles must be met.
The most important step to take, before you contact a solicitor to discuss making your compensation for a work related ailment claim is to visit a medical practitioner to have your injury professionally assessed. Your health should always be your highest priority and it is essential that a proper diagnosis of your condition is given to ensure that correct treatment is begun as soon as possible. It is also important that your injury is acknowledged as being attributed to your employment due to your employer’s failure to deliver their legal duty of care to you.
Another important procedure that should be completed when claiming compensation for a work related ailment is to report your injury to your employer and have the injury noted in the business’s Accident Report Book. By doing this your employer has the opportunity to investigate and modify your workstation or job as relevant. Once notified of your injury, your employer is obliged to take action and a failure to take any form of action following an injury can constitute a breach in their duty of care, which would be grounds for claiming work-related ailment compensation.
A highly advised step to take is to discuss your compensation for work related ailment claim with an experienced personal injury solicitor. Your solicitor can assess your claim in the initial consultation that most solicitors offer without charge to evaluate its viability. Once its validity is confirmed, your solicitor can give specific legal advice relating to your case, can obtain the appropriate medical documentation and can assist in the submission of your application form to the Injuries Board Ireland. If the evidence of employer negligence is strong, the opportunity of achieving a satisfactory settlement for your compensation claim for a work related ailment will be highly increased.