Back Injury at Work Claims Ireland

Back Injury at Work Solicitors

Suffering a back injury while at work can be a debilitating and worrying experience.
At Cantillons Solicitors, we can help you better understand the complexities surrounding workplace back injuries and your rights when it comes to back injury compensation.

What is a Back Accident at Work Claim?

An accident at work, which results in a back injury, can give rise to a legal process where an employee seeks compensation for the back injury.

A back accident at work claim is a type of Personal Injury Claim and follows much of the same legal process as other Personal Injuries Claims. The goal of the claim is to recover back injury compensation for the injured party.

Who Can Make a Back Accident at Work Claim?

Employees who have sustained a back injury during the course of their work may be able to recover back injury compensation where the cause of the injury/accident is as a result of their employer’s negligence/breach of duty. Employees in this context includes full-time and
part-time employees.

What Are The Most Common Back Injuries?

Back injury types can range in severity and type, but some of the most common ones include:

  1. Strains and Sprains
  2. Herniated Discs
  3. Slipped Discs
  4. Ruptured Discs
  5. Fractured Vertebrae
  6. Sciatica
  7. Spinal Cord Injuries
  8. Degenerative Disc Disease

What are the Causes of Back Injuries?

Back injuries can occur due to various factors and causes, some common causes of back injuries at work include:

  • Lifting heavy objects incorrectly or using improper lifting techniques.
  • Engaging in repetitive activities that involve bending, twisting, or lifting.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing with poor posture.
  • Work environments that involve physically demanding tasks.
  • Accidents involving slips, trips, and falls.
  • Motor accidents.
  • Assaults.

What Should I Do If I Have A Back Accident At Work?

If you experience a back injury at work, the first thing to do is to seek medical attention.
Then, when it is safe to do so, you should:

  1. Report the incident to your employer and follow your workplace’s procedures for
    reporting accidents or injuries.
  2. Gather evidence. This may include photographs of the accident scene, witness
    statements, medical reports, and any other relevant documentation.
  3. Consult with an experienced Personal Injury Solicitor. Your Solicitor will help you prepare and submit the necessary documentation for the back injury claim. This will include a letter of claim to the employer. This letter outlines how you suffered a back injury at work, your injuries, and call for damages to be paid. Your employer, or their insurer, will investigate the claim. If a settlement cannot be reached, your Solicitor will represent you during the legal process of obtaining compensation for the injury suffered at work.

What Are The Time Limits For Making A Back Accident at Work Injury Claim?

In Ireland, there are specific time limits, known as the Statute of Limitations, in which to claim compensation. This relates to all personal injury cases, including workplace accidents.

The Statute of Limitations provides that the time limit for bringing a personal injury claim is 2 years, but on occasions, the time limits may be shorter or longer. For example, in some cases, claims can be brought later than the 2 year time period. For instance, if an employee is exposed to a chemical that causes illness but the connection is not made until much later.

With a workplace accident, it is advisable that you start the process of making your claim as soon as possible. By beginning the process as soon after the accident as possible, you are giving yourself the best chance of success.

Sometimes, establishing the “start date” of the time limit is not straight forward. For example, it can be difficult to establish the start date for injuries arising from a Repetitive Strain Injury. A Personal Injuries Solicitor will be able to help advise on the start date.

Contact Cantillons Solicitors, Accident at Work Claims Solicitors

If you suffered a back injury whilst at work, contact us at Cantillons Solicitors. Our team of Solicitors will discuss your legal options for back injury compensation claims.

At Cantillons Solicitors, we have an unmatched record of experience in the complex area of Personal Injury Law.

Please contact Cantillons Solicitors by calling us at Cork +353 (0)21 4275673 or Dublin +353 (0)1 264 1802 or emailing us at for more information. Our offices are located at 39 South Mall, Cork and 31-36 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin. We do, however, represent clients from all over Ireland. Should you be unable to attend our offices, we are more than happy to travel to you, or conduct the meeting on Zoom.

* Please note that in contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as ‘no win no fee Back Accident at Work Compensation Claims Solicitors‘. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Personal Injury Solicitor you ultimately choose. At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent with our claim case fees.

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