Tiredness and fatigue at work can lead to serious injury – not just for drivers and construction workers, but for anybody dealing with machinery or involved in the handling and storage of heavy goods. In their 2008 document “Workplace Health and Well-Being Strategy”, the HSA reported that 18% of workplace injuries were caused by fatigue and there is a correlation between the frequency of accidents and the time of day – with the majority occurring towards the end of a day shift or during evening/night shifts.
Employers have a responsibility under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2007) to perform risk assessments on all aspects of employees´ duties and to ensure that employees have a safe environment in which to work. Where he introduces long hours, irregular shift patterns or over-strenuous job requirements without providing adequate rest periods or ergonomic seating to reduce fatigue, he could be sued through a work tiredness injury compensation claim should an accident occur due to work tiredness.
If you have been involved an accident due to tiredness brought on by a “lack of care” by your employer, your priority should be to seek medical assistance. It is estimated the between 25% and 30% of all road traffic accidents involve drivers who were using the road for work purposes, and injuries such as whiplash may take several days to manifest before developing into a painful and debilitating injury. It is far better to focus on having a precautionary examination and prevent long term health issues before contacting a solicitor to make a work tiredness injury compensation claim.
Making a Work Tiredness Injury Compensation Claim
There are many issues surrounding a work tiredness injury compensation claim which may influence your decision to use the services of a specialist personal injury claims solicitor. The main one is an employer´s reluctance to accept liability for your injuries: this leaves the Injury Board Ireland unable to make an assessment of your claim. Furthermore, there may be your own contributory factors which led to your injuries – such as if you were driving too fast because you were late for an appointment when your accident occurred.
Because of the potential complications surrounding a work tiredness injury compensation claim, we have set up a free advice telephone service which you are invited to call and discuss your claim with an experienced solicitor. We will be able to advise you whether you are entitled to claim work tiredness injury compensation and offer suggestions about the best way to do this. There is no obligation for you to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us and all calls to our free advice service are treated with the utmost confidentiality.
The advice we offer is free and there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim after you have spoken with us.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
Your call to our free advice telephone service is answered directly by a personal injury claims solicitor with many years of handling work-related compensation claims including work tiredness injury compensation claims.
We will ask you to tell us about your accident – what were the circumstances leading up to it, whether there is a history of this type of incident within the company you work for, what injuries you sustained and how they were treated.
We would also like to know how your injuries have affected your quality of life, not only in the work environment (if you have been well enough to return to work), but also in interaction with your family and social acquaintances.
Wherever possible, we will make a preliminary assessment of your work tiredness injury compensation claim and advise you whether you have a case which is worth your while to pursue. Please note that our fees would be paid by the defendant.
We should also be able to advise you about the length of time your work tiredness injury compensation claim should take to process, the likelihood of its success and give you a general idea of the level of compensation we would expect you to be awarded.
We usually conclude our conversations by giving you a selection of options for you to consider. You are under no obligation to follow any of our suggestions, but we have found that by using a solicitor for your work tiredness injury compensation claim, you may avoid potentially awkward workplace confrontations.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm and we also operate a call-back service. Therefore, if it is not a suitable time to call right now, please leave your contact details in the form at the top of the page and one of our helpful and friendly team will be in touch.
If you would like to find out more about the options available to you in respect of a compensation claim, please do not hesitate to call our free advice line right away.
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