Workplace Injury Claim in Ireland: A Step-by-Step Guide

Workplace injury can be devastating. Not only do they put you out of your job, but they also lead to medical bills and loss of income. If you’ve suffered an injury at work, the best thing to do is seek legal advice as soon as possible. This article will guide you through the various steps involved in making a claim for compensation after being injured at work in Ireland.

What is a workplace injury?

You may have heard the term “workplace injury” or “workplace accident,” but what is it? A workplace injury occurs when an employee suffers a physical or mental condition as a result of their job. The injuries can be caused by:

  • an accident at work (for example, slipping on water in the office kitchen)
  • doing something else while at work that causes damage to yourself (for example, lifting heavy boxes)

What’s the difference between a work-related illness and a work-related disease? An illness involves something happening within your body that causes pain or discomfort. A disease refers to something happening inside your body that could potentially lead to further problems such as death if not treated properly.

What types of workplace injury claims can I make?

  • Physical injuries: These are the most common types of workplace injury claims. They include any type of physical harm you may have suffered as a result of your job, such as back pain or a broken arm.
  • Mental injuries: This category includes psychological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression that can occur after an accident or incident at work.
  • Emotional injuries: These are often referred to as ‘stress’ claims and include feelings like anger, frustration and guilt related to your circumstances at work or in life generally.
  • Pain and suffering: This refers to how much it bothers you when things don’t go well for yourself or others around you – like friends getting fired from their jobs because there aren’t enough hours available for everyone anymore due to cutbacks by management! The idea here is that pain makes us feel bad about ourselves so if that happens too much then we should be compensated financially for all those bad feelings too!

How do I make a claim for a workplace injury?

To be eligible for a workplace injury claim, you need to:

  • Be employed.
  • Have been injured at work.
  • Be an employee of an Irish company and have been injured in Ireland or Northern Ireland (if you’re unsure whether your employer is based in Ireland or Northern Ireland, check with them). If you’re self-employed, see our guide on how to make a personal injury claim instead of this one!

To make sure that your claim stands up as much as possible, we recommend reading through [this section] before getting started on any paperwork or contacting anyone about it.

What happens after I submit my claim?

Claims are assessed by a solicitor and then passed onto a claims handler. The claims handler will contact you to discuss your claim and assess whether or not it is worth pursuing. If they determine that it is worth pursuing, they will contact you with advice on how best to proceed with your case.

What are my chances of getting compensation for my workplace injury?

What are my chances of getting compensation for my workplace injury?

If you’re injured at work and have been off sick for more than three months, then your chances of getting compensation are high. The main factor that determines whether or not you will receive compensation is whether or not the injury occurred as a result of negligence on behalf of your employer or fellow employees. If they were negligent in some way, such as by failing to provide adequate training or equipment in order to complete tasks safely and efficiently–then they may be liable for any injuries sustained during the course of employment. The law surrounding this area is complex and nuanced so it’s best if you seek legal advice before making any decisions about pursuing a claim against an employer who has insurance cover available (more about this later).

How long will it take to get compensation for my workplace injury?

The amount of time it will take to get compensation for your workplace injury depends on the nature of the claim and how complex it is. If the court decides that your injury was caused at work, then they will make a decision about how much money you should be paid.

If there are no complications in this process, then you could be awarded compensation within six months of making your claim. However, if there are any complications with evidence or submissions being disputed by either party (your employer), then this could cause further delays before payment is made to you

Workplace injuries can be complicated and no two cases are the same. If you have been injured at work, you should seek advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.

When you have been injured at work, it is essential to seek legal advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.

The first step in this process is finding a solicitor who has experience handling workplace injury claims. To find one, you can search online or ask friends and family for recommendations. Once you have found several candidates, make sure that they provide free initial consultations so that you can decide which one meets your needs best before hiring them


We hope that this article has helped you understand how to make a workplace injury claim in Ireland. If you have been injured at work, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. We recommend contacting one of our experienced personal injury solicitors who can advise on the best course of action for your case and help make sure that you get all the compensation owed to you by law.

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