Malcomson Law on LinkedIn   Malcomson Law on Facebook   Malcomson Law on Twitter   Malcomson Law on YouTube   Malcomson Law Blog   Malcomson Law on Google Plus     Contact Malcomson Law

 

headway logo                                                 Subscribe to our Newsletter

 

 

 

 Charity 2017  


Workplace Accident Solicitors

55 people tragically lost their lives as a consequence of workplace accidents in Ireland in 2011. Unfortunately workplace accidents are on the increase and behind these statistics there are families who have lost loved ones and employees who will never be able to work again because of a workplace accident.

 

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is the public body with responsibility for enforcing occupational safety and health law in the workplace. A major part of their remit is to raise awareness and promote accident prevention. The HSA website has comprehensive information on health and safety in the workplace and provides information and advice to employers and employees.

 

The HSA has significant legislation supporting its mandate. Their primary concern is to reduce accidents in the workplace through employer and employee education and to support Irish businesses in making the workplace a safer working environment. In the event that the preventative approach to safety is not implemented, the HSA initiates legal proceedings to protect workers.

 

Typical Workplace Accidents

While there are many different types of workplace accidents, the most common types of industrial accidents are

 

 

Workplace Accident SolicitorTrips or falls

Falling objects particularly on building sites

Collapsing walls, foundations or trenches

Machinery accidents

Injuries sustained while lifting

Extreme temperatures exposure, electrocution, sudden pressure changes, exposure to harmful substances and radiation

Breathing or consumption of harmful substances

 

It is the responsibility of your employer to provide a safe working environment. When an employer fails in their statutory duties and obligations, and the consequences are the death or injury of an employee you may be entitled to compensation.

 

If you or a loved one, has been the victim of a workplace accident, please phone 01 87 444 22 or fill in our online enquiry form and a client care executive will be in contact with you. If you would like to receive legal updates please subscibe here.

 


Useful Links

The Health & Safety Authority


What We Do

Solicitors for Medical Negligence

Solicitors for Medical Devices and Consumer Products Recallss

Solicitors for Hep C and HIV Compensation Tribunal

Solicitors for Coroners and Inquests

Solicitors for Personal Injury

Solicitors for Workplace Injuries and Illness

Solicitors for Employment Law

Solicitors for Will Disputes and Probate

Commercial and General Litigation

What can we do for you?

Fields marked with red are required