Employers are not required by Irish Law to pay you occupational sick pay. Therefore, if you have been injured at work, there is no obligation on your employer to pay your wages while you are off work. You can apply to Social Welfare and seek the relevant Social Welfare payments, which you may be entitled to if you are out of work because of an injury.
If you have had an accident at work, you may be entitled to compensation because of the accident. Furthermore, the compensation also includes out of pocket expenses and a Loss of Earnings Claim. These out-of-pocket expenses are referred to as Special Damages. Special Damages also includes such out of pocket expenses as pharmacy bills, physiotherapy bills, MRI scans, travel expenses and any other expenses which you have incurred as a result of the accident.
Your employer has a duty to provide a safe and secure workplace, providing you with proper training, supervision and equipment to carry out your job. If an accident at work was not your fault or was partly due to the fault of your employer, you may be entitled to reasonable compensation for your injuries together with your out of pocket expenses to include loss of earnings.
If you have any questions our specialized Personal Injury Claims team is here to help.
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