Workplace Injury Claim

All employers are legally obliged to make sure that they have carried out a full risk assessment with regards to health and safety in the workplace and that they have taken all reasonable steps to minimise the risk to their workers and that they are fully compliant with all of their health and safety regulations […]

Should Employer Pay for Ongoing Treatment for Injury?

Q.After returning to work after a major injury at work, does my employer have to pay me when I attend physiotherapy twice a week or can they deduct my wages? (G.C, 11 February 2009) A. Legal Right The first point to make is that you have no legal right to attend your physiotherapy appointments and […]

Returning to Work After an Accident or Injury

If you are returning to work after a long lay-off due to an accident or injury you have suffered it can be a daunting experience. Your confidence may have taken a knock which might lead you to start worrying about whether or not you can still do the job, if your desk or space might […]

Injured at Work – Will My Partner Get Full Pay?

Q.My partner works for a wine warehouse and as part of his job he drives the forklift. On Monday he was getting out of the forklift and slipped on the step, fell and dislocated his shoulder. He has been working there 18 years. He will be off work for 3-6 weeks, is there any forms […]

Violence at Work

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) define work-related violence as ‘any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work.’ This includes verbal abuse and threats, as well as any form of physical abuse. Those most at risk are employees who work with members of the public. However […]