Can I make a claim for broken foot in accident against my employer if the injury was sustained at work?
Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor
Editor in Chief
You may be eligible to claim for broken foot in accident if your injury was sustained during the course of your employment due to a third party’s negligence. In cases involving accidents that occurred at work the person deemed responsible for the injury would likely be your employer. You should be aware that workplace injuries are not always attributed to the direct action – or inaction – of an employer. The employer can be held liable for injuries sustained where it can be proven that the employer did not take the necessary precautions to protect their staff from injury or as a result of their failure to maintain a safe working environment for employees.
In Ireland, most claims for broken foot in accident compensation must first be assessed by the Injuries Board. Although you may submit your application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland independently, you would be well advised in engaging a solicitor for assistance. Along with guiding you through the process and ensuring that each essential element in your compensation for broken foot injury claim is sufficiently represented, your solicitor would be able to enter direct negotiations with your employer’s insurance company while the Injuries Board waits for the employer’s consent, which could lead to a more rapid resolution to your claim.
Each claim for broken foot in accident is unique -even when the situation in which the injury was sustained is similar – and the amount of compensation an individual will receive should be based on their claim’s individual merits. The degree of pain and suffering experienced by the accident victim is not the sole consideration when calculating broken foot in accident compensation; the negative affect the injury has had on the victims quality of life can also be taken into account, as can any quantifiable emotional trauma the victim has experienced. Additionally, the victim may be reimbursed for any financial expenses that were incurred as a result of their injuries.
It is strongly recommended that any potential plaintiff seeking compensation for broken foot injury consults an experienced solicitor at the first practical moment following the relevant medical care for their injuries. Your solicitor can assess your claim in the initial consultation that most solicitors offer without charge where they can answer any questions you may have relating to your case and can advise on whether your claim is viable and worth pursuing.
It is important that your case is thoroughly investigated and professionally prepared in order to maximise the potential for a successful conclusion and of recovering compensation for your claim for broken foot in accident in the swiftest possible manner.