Workplace Injury Claim in Ireland: What You Need to Know

Workers’ compensation is a system that ensures that employees who are injured on the job are compensated for their injuries. Workplace injury claims can be made by either workers or employers, although most often they’re made by workers who have been injured while performing their duties. If you want to know more about whether you qualify for a work place injury claim and how to go about making one, keep reading!

What is a work place injury claim?

A work place injury claim is a legal remedy for workers who have been injured at work. Claims can be made against employers, self-employed individuals and the state. The type of claim you make depends on whether your employer is an individual or a company and how much money you earn.

You may be entitled to compensation if:

  • You were injured while working on behalf of an employer (including self-employment).
  • Your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or breach of duty (for example, poor safety procedures).

Workplace injuries are common in Ireland and it’s important that you know what your rights are if something goes wrong in the workplace – especially if it results in an accident!

Who can make a work place injury claim?

Anyone who has been injured at work can make a claim for compensation. The employer is obliged to make a claim on behalf of the employee, but if you wish to do it yourself then you are free to do so.

How to make a work place injury claim in Ireland.

The first step to making a work place injury claim in Ireland is to contact an injury solicitor. They will advise you on what to do next and how much it will cost, so make sure you get quotes from several different solicitors before making your decision.

The next step is to go see your doctor, who will assess the extent of your injuries and give them a medical report which can be used as evidence in court if necessary. If there’s any doubt about whether or not an injury is related to work (for example if someone falls off their bike), then it may be worth getting another opinion from another specialist doctor or even seeing someone else altogether (for example if there are signs of concussion).

You should also get statements from both yourself and anyone else involved with the incident – this could include co-workers who witnessed what happened; managers/supervisors who were present at the time but did nothing about it; partners who helped out after discovering that something was wrong etcetera!

How much will my compensation be if I win my claim?

The amount of compensation you can receive will depend on a number of factors. These include:

  • The severity of your injury. If it’s a minor case, there won’t be much in the way of financial compensation because there will be little or no loss of earnings or medical expenses incurred by you as a result. However if it is serious enough to require ongoing medical care, then this could be costly and will impact upon your ability to work and earn money.
  • The type of injury sustained – whether it’s physical (such as soft tissue damage) or psychological (such as stress). Generally speaking physical injuries are easier for an employer to cope with because they can often heal within weeks whereas psychological ones may take months if not years before they are fully resolved; meaning that someone who has suffered from depression after being involved in an accident at work may never fully recover from their ordeal despite receiving treatment from specialists like psychologists / therapists etc…

How long does it take for me to receive my settlement?

The settlement process can take anywhere from six months to a year. If you do not provide all the information requested by your insurance company, or if they believe that your claim is fraudulent or exaggerated, it could delay the settlement process. Similarly, if you have an attorney and are working with them directly instead of communicating through your employer’s claims department, this will also delay things considerably.

For example: Let’s say that while at work one day you slipped on ice outside of your building and injured yourself badly enough to need surgery as well as physical therapy sessions every week for 6 months (or longer). Your employer provides workers’ compensation coverage through an insurance company called “Workers’ Comp Insurance Company” (WCIC). In order for them to pay out any money on this claim, WCIC needs documentation from doctors showing exactly what happened–how long until I’m able to return to work? How much physical therapy do I need? Do I need surgery? What kind? Where should we send payments so they go directly into my bank account each month?

If you have been injured at work, check out this blog post to get the answers you need!

If you have been injured at work, check out this blog post to get the answers you need!

If you have been injured at work or in another situation that was not your fault and suffered personal injuries, then we may be able to help. We are experts in making claims for compensation for people who have been injured through no fault of their own.

We can help with a wide range of issues including:

  • Workplace injuries such as slips and falls, broken bones or back injuries caused by lifting heavy objects incorrectly;
  • Car accidents where another driver has hit your car while driving too fast/carelessly; * Animal attacks such as dog bites;
  • Medical negligence cases where doctors have not treated appropriately (for example leaving instruments inside someone’s body during surgery);


Hopefully, this post has given you a better understanding of how to make a Work place injury solicitor in Ireland. If you have any questions about the process or your specific case, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Injury Claims Ireland today!


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