The office is somewhere where you should feel safe and secure. Your entire focus should be able to be fixated on undergoing your responsibilities to the best of your ability. 

Experiencing a workplace injury is by no means a very common occurrence. However, it is definitely still a possibility. 

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a personal injury in the office, then you have the right to compensation. 

Although compensation can’t undo the misfortune you have had to endure, it can help to improve your situation. In order to receive this compensation, you need to make sure to get in touch with a Hughes and Associates personal injury solicitor. 

Getting an injury in the office in Dublin or another part of Ireland is not something that should ever happen. However, when it does, getting the right help is essential.

By getting in contact with Hughes, you can start the process of your office accident claim today.

What is an office accident claim?

An office accident claim is when you seek compensation for an injury you endured in the workplace that was caused by an employer’s negligence. 

Office accident claims can happen for a wide variety of reasons, and each case will have its own unique factors and variables. 

You can make an office accident claim by enlisting the help of a solicitor. A Hughes Solicitors, there is a team of experienced professionals who are willing to help you make this claim. 

Contact Hughes & Associates for help with your Office Injury Claim

Common claims for office accidents

There are a series of different accidents and injuries that can happen to a professional working in an office setting. 

These injuries can vary in terms of impact and severity, however each case should be taken seriously. Some examples of common claims for office accidents are:

  • Manual handling claims
  • Slip, trip or fall claims
  • Falling object claims

Manual handling claims

It is the duty of your employer to ensure that you are adequately trained for the role you are uptaking. Failure to do this could lead to an accident or injury. 

One example of how an employer may be responsible for an accident might be a lack of manual handling training. 

Manual handling teaches employees how to use correct form and have the right approach to lifting or moving objects or operating equipment in the office. 

Without this training it can become easy for an employee to get injured or have an accident. This kind of incident would be caused by the negligence of your employer, meaning you have the right to claim. 

Slip, trip, or fall claims

When you slip, trip or fall in the workplace, you will have the right to make a claim. 

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe working environment for their employees. A slip, trip or fall can be the result of lack of attention or care in this area. 

Some slips, trips and falls can lead to quite serious injuries. Some common injuries could include broken bones, fractures and cuts. 

Falling object claims

While in the office, it is possible for an object to fall from above, potentially hurting the person below. Should this happen, you would have the right to make a claim. 

An object falling from above is a major safety hazard and could lead to serious injuries. 

If you have been the victim of a falling item from above, be sure to contact a personal injury solicitor today.

Compensation for an office accident claim

When you make a claim for your personal workplace injury, you are doing so with the intention of receiving compensation. 

Compensation can help to cover costs that you now face as a result of your injury or accident. Seeing as the accident should have never happened in the first place, you are very much entitled to this financial benefit. 

Compensation for an office accident claim can differ based on the circumstances. This compensation is often split into two categories.

General damages mean your compensation will be paid out in relation to the overall situation and accident that you have had to endure. 

Some of the factors that are taken into consideration in regards to general damages are: 

  • Loss of amenity 
  • Stress
  • Pain and suffering 

Specific damages will focus on cost-specific factors and elements. These will correlate directly to the costs you now face as a result of your injury. 

Some of the factors that can be considered in regards to general damages are: 

  • Loss of income 
  • Future loss of income 
  • Medical bills 
  • Travel costs
  • Care costs 

Anyone who has endured an injury or accident in their workplace or office as a result of someone else’s negligence is entitled to compensation. 

You can only receive compensation when you make a claim, so be sure to talk to one of our solicitors as soon as you can.

Workplace injury claims

Workplace injury claims are when you seek out compensation for an injury or accident that you have experienced in your place of work. 

You can make a workplace injury claim if you have been injured in an office, construction site, or any other place of work. 

Workplace injury claims can vary in regards to severity and individual circumstance. If you have any questions in regards to your workplace injury, be sure to consult a legal professional.

Can you lose your job for making a claim?

No, you cannot lose your job for making a claim against your employer. Laws against unfair dismissal help to prevent this are known as the job security legislation.  

Your employer is also not permitted to treat you any less favourably or provide a bad working atmosphere for you. 

This means that you should not be hesitant to file a claim if you have been injured or involved in an accident.

How to make a claim for workplace injuries

At Hughes Solicitors, we understand that filing a claim for a workplace injury can be a stressful thing to do. This is why we look to help as best we can in regards to the claiming process. 

If you want to know what the steps are in regards to making a claim for workplace injuries, they are as follows:

The first thing you are going to want to do is get in touch with a personal injury solicitor. 

You can talk to a member of the Hughes’ team by calling +353 1 891 0020, or emailing at

Once you get in contact, you can start to outline some of the issues that you are facing. Being able to paint a good picture for your solicitor will help them fit the ground running in regards to your claim.

Once your solicitor has a good idea of the situation you are involved in, they will look to start gathering evidence.

They will be able to identify what evidence is going to benefit your case the best, and what is going to give you the best chance of winning. 

Some of the evidence they may look to obtain is medical records, witness reports and CCTV footage.

Next, your solicitor is going to formally submit your claim. This means sending a letter to the guilty party, which in this case is your employer. 

Then, your employer is going to wait for a response. If the claim is accepted, then the process of getting you your compensation can begin. 

If your claim is rejected, then court proceedings will begin. This is rare and unlikely, however your solicitor will be ready for this should it happen.

If it is the case that your claim has been rejected, then your solicitor will prepare for court proceedings. 

They will prepare by having a strategy for court, as well as potentially obtaining more evidence. 

Should your court hearing be successful, then the process of getting you your compensation can begin.

How long do you have to make a claim

From the date of the accident, you will have a maximum period of two years to make your claim. If you wait any longer than this, you will no longer be permitted to make a claim. 

Just because you have two years does not mean you should wait that long either. The quicker you make the claim after the case, the better. 

Acting quickly can mean it is easier to find and gather evidence. As well as this, the evidence will be more relevant.

Evidence to support your claim

The more evidence that you have to support your claim, the better. Some pieces of evidence that can really support your claim are:

  • Medical records
  • Second medical opinions
  • Witness reports
  • CCTV footage
  • Photos

Make a claim today

Experiencing a workplace injury is a misfortunate and stressful thing for anyone to go through. At Hughes Solicitors, we understand that and want to provide you with the best help possible. 

Our team of legal experts want to get you the justice that you deserve, as soon as possible. 

By getting in touch today, you can start the process of your claim. This means that you are going to get your compensation as soon as possible. 

You can get in touch with us at Hughes Solicitors by calling at +353 1 891 0020 or emailing at

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