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Work Accident Claims and Compensation: The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007
If you have suffered an injury at the workplace that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In order to win a case for personal injury as a result of a workplace accident, you must prove (among other things) that your employer was negligent.
These regulations came into operation on 1st November 2007. If you wish to view the legislation in its entirety, the link below will bring you to this:
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007 is the legislation that Solicitors in Dublin and Ireland will refer to in any work accident personal injury claim. The legislation is what is cited to prove the an employer was negligent in their duty of care to an employee.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act Regulations 2007deals with almost every conceivable type of accident at work that one can imagine, such as:
- Work accidents involving the use of work equipment
- Work accidents involving Personal protective equipment
- Accidents at work resulting from the Manual handling of loads (very common accidents)
- Work injury from Display screen equipment
- Workplace accidents involving working with Electricity
- Work at height accident claims
Under the legislation, employers have a duty of care to their employees to ensure that employers do everything that is reasonable and practicable to ensure the safety, welfare and health of its employees.
We hope that you have found this article to be useful. Our team of Dublin personal injury Solicitors* are well versed in pursuing cases for personal injuries as a result of workplace accidents. If you need any advice, then please feel free to call our helpful team 24/7 on 016177949.