Your employer has a strict legal duty to provide you with a safe working environment, and proper safety gear and equipment to carry out your work. Your employer is also obliged to provide you and your coworkers with proper training. Your employer must also ensure your workplace follows strict Health and Safety legislation.
If your employer has breached any of these requirements, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries suffered, loss of earnings and medical expenses. Workplace accidents can occur in any environment, such as building sites, warehouses, factories, yards, shops and office buildings.
Your employer can not fire you for making a compensation claim at work, as this would be unfair dismissal.
Your employer is not required by Irish law to provide occupational sick pay schemes for their staff. This means that if you’ve been injured at work and are unable to work because of your injuries, there’s no Irish legislation obliging your employer to pay your wages while you’re off work.
There may be provisions in your contract of employment or union agreement giving you entitlements to pay while injured. Also, if you’re unable to work due to a workplace accident, and your employer is not obliged to pay you, you may be entitled to a range of social welfare payments.
If your employer has contributory negligence for your accident at work, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, suffering and loss of earnings. For this reason you should consult a solicitor if your employer refuses to pay your wages while you’re out of work recovering from your accident.
Yes, you can make a claim for manual handling, or where you have been dealing with heavy objects if no training or training of poor quality was provided.
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