Accidents at Work

If you have been involved in an accident at work, then you may be entitled to compensation. DA Martin Solicitors are accident at work specialists having for over 30 years secured compensation for clients who have been injured in the workplace.

Your employer is under a duty of care to ensure that they provide a safe working environment and follow Health & Safety Regulations. Unfortunately workplace accidents do occur and can have long lasting consequences. You are entitled to be compensated.

Who can claim and what can they claim

Anyone who has been injured in a workplace can make a claim provided it is within three years of date of injury or the date of knowledge of injury. If a next of kin has been killed in a workplace accident you can make a claim upon their behalf.

Claims for workplace accidents can provide compensation for physical injuries, psychological distress, loss of earnings and future care and medical costs.

Whilst a claim is initiated against your employer, your employer is duty bound to hold a policy of insurance. Your employer’s Insurance Company will take carriage of the case and will be ultimately responsible for paying your compensation.

The common types of Accident at Work claims

Injuries at work can happen when you least expect them to occur. Your employer is at fault if they have failed to put in place the appropriate safeguards to ensure a safe working environment for all employees.

Common types of accidents are caused by;

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Defective equipment and tools
  • Failure to provide personal protective equipment
  • Falling objects
  • Health and safety breaches
  • Poor training being provided to employees
  • Actions of other employees in carrying out their duties
  • Workplace assaults

DA Martin have secured compensation for clients who have sustained injuries on building sites, factories, hospitals and during the course of their employment in public services.

How we can help and why contacting a solicitor is in your best interests

  • Contact our office today for a free confidential consultation.
  • We understand how traumatic these accidents can be.
  • We are here to listen and to advise as to the best steps forward for you.
  • We are here to help and to ensure you get the best result for you.
  • During the initial consultation we will take instructions to establish the facts surrounding your accident and to allow you to understand how the matter will progress going forward.
  • You may be eligible for Legal Aid or use Legal Expenses cover to fund your case.
  • If you are recovering from serious injuries we offer at home visits to discuss your case.
  • We will handle all aspects of your claim leaving you to recover from your injuries knowing your case is being expertly handled.
  • Always take advice from a solicitor in relation to a claim so you can understand your rights.


How long do I have to make a claim?

  • Under normal circumstances you have three years from the date of injury or date of knowledge of injury to take a claim.

Can I take a claim against my current employer?

  • There is no reason why you cannot take a claim against your current employer. They cannot discriminate against you on the basis that you have taken a claim.

How long does it take for the case to conclude?

  • Unfortunately this is not a straightforward answer. To ensure that you get the full compensation you deserve we will be required to obtain the necessary medical evidence to substantiate your claim for losses. Whilst we aim to resolve less complex claims in a 6-12 month period, more complex claims can however take longer to resolve. Our aim at all times is to ensure that you obtain the full compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Will taking a claim be time consuming for me?

  • After taking your instructions, the only requirement is for you to attend pre-arranged medical appointments or meetings with experts such as an Engineer. We aim to arrange appointments at times that suit you. Beyond attending these appointments we take care of all matters and will keep you updated on the progress of your case.

Will I have to give evidence in court?

  • Most cases thankfully settle without you ever having to enter a courtroom. We aim to negotiate settlements initially with Insurance companies or with their legal representatives if proceedings have been issued. At all times we will keep you informed as to the progress of your case.

Garret McCann – Accidents at Work Solicitor

Garret McCann
  • Garret qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 after graduating from Queens University Belfast in Law.
  • Garret also has gained significant experience in the area of Personal Injury Law and has secured millions in damages for clients.
  • For expert legal advice call Garret on 028 9446 1509

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