Every year, employees suffer injuries in the workplace during the course of their employment. These injuries could have resulted from a slip and fall in the workplace, to a repetitive strain injury or the employee could even have suffered psychiatric injuries as a result of workplace bullying.
Section 8 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 provides that an employer has a duty to provide a safe workplace. If an employer fails to do so, and an employee suffers personal injuries as a result of this failure, then the employee is entitled to bring a personal injury claim against their employer.
If you decide to bring a personal injuries action against your employer, then you may claim for general damages which is damages for any non-pecuniary loss suffered, such as for pain and suffering, and you may also claim for special damages which is damages for any financial loss suffered as a result of your personal injuries, to include loss of earnings and any future loss of earnings.
If you have recently suffered an injury in the workplace and are contemplating your next steps then please do not hesitate to contact us.