In the High Court, a former waitress settled her personal injury* action against her employer and the manufacturer and supplier of a jug, which caused her to suffer a deep laceration to her right thumb during the course of her employment.

Workplace accidents, such as in the above case, occur in Ireland every year and employees may be unsure as to their legal options after suffering an injury in the workplace. The majority of personal injury claims involve initially filling out an application form with the Injuries Board, which can be completed online. Although this seems relatively straight forward the process can be quite tricky, for example the employee may not know that other parties may have been responsible for their personal injuries, as well as their employer. If an employee fails to bring a personal injury claim against all the relevant parties within two years from the date of their accident, they cannot rectify their mistake once that two year period is up as they will be statute barred from doing so.

If the Injuries Board are unable to deal with the employee’s personal injury claim, or if the parties against whom the employee has brought a personal injury claim refuse to have the claim processed by the Injuries Board, then the employee will be issued with a document called an Authorisation, which will mean that the employee will have to go to Court if they wish to be compensated for their personal injuries. This is a daunting task as the employee may not know what is the appropriate Court to go to and may not know the process involved.

We have the experience to ensure that you are fully and adequately compensated for any injury that results from the wrong doing or negligence of another.

Talk to us today about your personal injury claim on 021-4943912 or email rita.gillen@tjos.ie.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement