Injuries sustained in the workplace are a common occurrence. You are entitled to make a claim for compensation for genuine injuries sustained in the workplace.


There are various types of workplace injuries for example:

  • Machine related injuries, factory work and construction work often requires the use of heavy equipment and machinery.
  • Machine entanglement either through clothing, shoes, fingers or hair is a very common occurrence. Your employer is obliged to provide you with protective clothing and equipment and is obliged to undertake a risk assessment to evaluate the possibility and likelihood of injuries being sustained from the use of the machinery.
  • Repetitive strain injury, can be incurred through heavy lifting or constant use of a computer or machine. There have been many cases concerning the development of carpal tunnel syndrome and vision problems as well as back injuries from a repetitive motion. Again, an employer is obliged to provide you with the equipment together with the mode of safe operation so as to prevent an injury from occurring through this repetitive strain.
  • Slips, trips and falls can occur in the workplace. There is an obligation on the employer to ensure that the workplace is clear of all unnecessary objects, that the floor covering, and ground is stable and even, so as to prevent their employees from tripping or falling whilst in the course of their employment.

Injured employees are generally entitled to compensation for the injuries genuinely sustained in the course of their employment as a result of an unsafe work environment or unsafe work practices.

If you feel that you have been injured in your workplace, please contact at McElhinney & Associates, Drumboe Lodge, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal on 074 91 75989 or

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**This information is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal or professional advice. Professional or legal advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action as a result of the contents of this publication. No liability is accepted by McElhinney & Associates for any action taken in reliance on the information contained herein. Any and all information is subject to change.