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Work Accident Claims in Northern Ireland

Our team of accident at work solicitors is ready to assist with your work accident claim in Belfast or anywhere across Northern Ireland. We will ensure that you get the support and compensation that you deserve.

Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors are trusted work injury experts with over 50 years of experience providing high quality legal advice. Find out how we can help by contacting our injury at work solicitors. 

Injury at work solicitors in Belfast and Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, employers have the legal responsibility to keep their employees safe at work. Sometimes this duty of care is not met and staff members get injured at work. What many do not know is that injured employees are entitled to justice in the form of compensation. For this reason, employers are required to obtain Employer Liability Insurance.

If you want to learn more or want to make a work accident claim, speak with one of our injury at work solicitors or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley and Carrickfergus.

Who can claim for an accident at work?

Work accidents are very common, but sometimes victims find it difficult to claim for their injuries. This is where we step in to help.

You may be able to claim for your work injury if you’ve been involved in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault in the last 3 years. As a result of your personal injury, you may have been absent from work and even accrued private treatment expenses. Our injury at work solicitors would be able to assist you to recover from the financial and emotional burden associated with your workplace injuries. 

We even deal with serious workplace accidents where you may be partially at fault. Under these circumstances, there is still a way to claim compensation for your work injuries. Contact our accident at work solicitors in order to see how we can help. 

What are some causes of accidents at work in Northern Ireland?

There are many different factors that can contribute to an accident in the workplace in Northern Ireland. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Slip and trip hazards
  • Falls from height
  • Insufficient safety measures
  • Inadequate training 
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Hazardous substances
  • Manual handling accidents
  • Work Vehicle accidents
  • Fire and explosion incidents

It is important to remember that this list is not exhaustive, and accidents at work can occur for a variety of reasons. Employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from harm, and if they fail to do so, you could make a work accident claim.

What is my work accident claim worth?

At Paschal O’Hare, we understand that every accident at work in Northern Ireland is different and impacts a person differently. Consequently, the amount of compensation for your injuries depends on a number of factors, including severity and your financial losses. 

You can contact our accident at work solicitors directly to learn how much your accident at work compensation claim is worth. Our personal injury solicitors are here to help you every step of the way.

Can I bring a claim against a former employer?

It is both possible, and very common, to make a work accident claim against an employer you no longer work for. Our solicitors have been assisting people across Northern Ireland with these types of claims for 50 years. We typically carry out an investigation to determine who the employer was and whether they had insurance during the time of the accident.

Common injuries resulting from work injuries in Northern Ireland

 Workplace accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries which vary in severity. Some of the most common injuries resulting from work accidents include:

  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Concussions 
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations and crush injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Respiratory problems 
  • Hearing loss or tinnitus from excessive noise 
  • Repetitive strain injuries 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

These injuries can have long-lasting effects on a person’s physical and mental health. It’s important to speak with a doctor if you suffer from any of these or any other injuries. 

How long will my work accident claim take?

The length of time it takes to resolve a work accident claim in Northern Ireland can vary depending on the complexity of your work injury. Factors that can influence the duration of your claim include:

  • The severity and complexity of your injuries
  • How quickly evidence is gathered and submitted
  • Whether or not liability is disputed by the other party
  • Whether or not the case goes to court

In general, straightforward cases with clear liability and straightforward injuries can be settled quickly. More complex cases, particularly those involving severe injuries or disputes over liability, may take longer to resolve. 

It is important to have a trusted work accident solicitor on your side to help expedite the process and ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Do you have an accident at work injury calculator?

Our website features a helpful personal injury claims calculator which will give you an idea of how much is awarded for certain work accident injuries. While the calculator is an excellent guide, we would advise that you contact our solicitors in order to get a more accurate estimate.

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Your right to be safe at work

Every worker in Northern Ireland has the right to a safe and healthy working environment. Employers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from harm, and this includes providing adequate training, maintaining equipment, and addressing potential hazards. If an employer fails in these duties and an accident occurs, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries.

Workplace accidents can have significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Understanding the common causes of these accidents, the types of injuries that can result, and the importance of having a work accident solicitor on your side can help you navigate the legal process and secure the compensation you deserve. 

If you or a loved one has been injured at work in Northern Ireland, we encourage you to reach out to the best-rated work accident solicitors on Trustpilot in Northern Ireland and begin your work accident claim today.

Bespoke work injury claims process

We have experience dealing with many different types of workplace injury claims and understand that each is unique. This is why we offer a bespoke work accident claims process, which may include:

  • Arranging to see a medical specialist
  • Conducting an investigation of the work environment
  • Fighting for the compensation you deserve 

We are here to help you make a work accident claim in Belfast or anywhere else in Northern Ireland. Please contact us on 0800 020 9311 if you have any questions or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, or Carrickfergus. 

Choose the best work accident solicitors in Belfast and Northern Ireland

If you have been involved in a workplace accident and feel that it was not your fault, then Paschal O’Hare Solicitors can provide you with the bespoke service that you require. We have over 50 years of experience in the personal injury sector and can assist you using our expert knowledge. Our injury at work solicitors will fight for the best possible outcome regardless of case complexity. We will ensure that you get your life back on track.

Our dedicated team of injury at work solicitors are ready to help people across Northern Ireland. We deal with accident at work claims for full-time, part-time, contractor and temporary employees. Speak with our work accident solicitors to find out if you have a claim by calling 0800 020 9311 or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, or Carrickfergus. 

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Work Accident Claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland FAQs

In most cases, you have up to 3 years from the day of the accident in order to bring a claim in Northern Ireland.

It is important that you speak to a solicitor about your circumstances. We will determine whether the injury was your fault or partially your fault. Additionally, we will examine whether your employer’s negligence contributed to the accident.

No, typically, your employer cannot fire you if you bring a claim against them. They would likely be breaking the law if they decided to do this. You should seek the advice of an employment solicitor if they behave this way.

If you’ve been injured in a work accident, it is not legal to claim on a “No Win No Fee” basis in Northern Ireland. Usually, if you win your claim, all fees are typically paid by an insurer.

If you win your claim, you don’t pay a penny for the services of a personal injury solicitor. Your compensation and fees are typically paid by an insurer.

You are under no obligation to tell your employer you are making a claim. Usually, an employer finds out about when they receive a Letter of Claim.

The majority of work accident claims are settled out of court through negotiations with the responsible party’s insurer. However, if liability is denied or a settlement cannot be reached, then it may be necessary to pursue your claim through the courts in Northern Ireland. Our team of expert work accident solicitors will be with you every step of the way. We’d be able to advise you on the merits of your case and likelihood of reaching a negotiated settlement vs proceeding to court. We have extensive experience bringing these cases to court and we would be able to represent you.

Working in a high-risk industry does not necessarily prevent you from recovering damages in a work accident claim. While there may be some assumed risks involved in certain occupations, employers still have a legal duty to take reasonable care for the safety of their employees. If your accident was caused by your employer’s negligence or failure to implement proper safety standards, you can still pursue a claim.