Injured in an Accident at Work due to a Faulty Door

I fell back and landed on my shoulder after the handle came away from the door I closed. I now believe I have developed frozen shoulder. The injury occurred a couple of weeks ago but I haven’t been to see a doctor yet. Will this affect a potential compensation claim for being injured in an accident at work due to a faulty door?

It will be very difficult to successfully claim compensation for being injured in an accident at work due to a faulty door if there is no record of the injury you sustained in your medical records. Therefore you are strongly advised to seek professional medical care immediately to protect your health and also to help support your claim for compensation.

A failure on your part to seek prompt medical care could be viewed as negligent. Your employer’s insurance company could argue that you exacerbated your injuries by failing to seek professional medical care immediately after the accident. If it is deemed that you contributed to your injury the amount of compensation you are entitled to claim for being injured in an accident at work due to a faulty door could be adversely affected.

It is recommended that you speak with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. An experienced solicitor will be able to calculate the potential value of your compensation claim taking all the circumstances surrounding your injury into account and will be able to advise accordingly if it is worth your while pursuing compensation for being injured in an accident at work due to a faulty door.



This is an Information site only – if you feel you have a potential claim, you should discuss your situation with a solicitor registered with the Law Society of Ireland.