Shutter Injury Work Accident Claim *
Shutter injury at work claims * arise when a person is injured from a collapsing or broken shutter. It is possible for the shutter to suddenly drop down or cause an obstruction when attempting pass through. Shop owners and employers have an obligation to provide a safe working environment for their employees, keeping in alignment with the Health and Safety Work Act 2005.
Where there is a shutter in operation in the workplace employees have the responsibilities to be vigilant and careful in their approach. Sometimes control is out of the employees hands due to a malfunction with the shutter. In this situation it is possible that the workplace may be held liable for any injuries suffered. Some of the common injuries sustained from a shutter injury at work include:
Workplace owners and supervisors have a duty of care to take all steps necessary to prevent both employees and the public from becoming injured. In cases where a person is injured because of the negligence of a property owner to provide a hazard free environment, the property owner may be held liable for the accident and injuries.
What to do after a shutter injury accident
Seek medical attention
The main priority after an incident of this nature is your own health and safety. The emergency services should be called immediately if necessary. Any medication administered should be done so with your consent. The medical report will be obtained if the decision is made to bring legal proceedings forward.
Report the incident
Once you are in a medically stable condition, the incident should be reported to the supervisor. This will ensure that the cause of the injury is identified along with ensuring it does not happen to a fellow employee. It is probable that the workplace will want to investigate to see if the shutter mechanism was faulty and dangerous. A solicitor will ensure that you are kept inform of any reports carried out by the workplace.
Speak with a solicitor
If you have suffered loss of earnings or incurred medical bills as a result of the injury it is recommended that you speak with a solicitor. Your solicitor will assist you in collecting important documents that will help determine where liability lies. Examples of these documents include:
- Medical reports
- CCTV footage
- Witness reports
- Photographic evidence
Legal Time Limits
The general rule for all personal injury cases * is usually that the injured party has period of two years less one day from the date of the accident or date of knowledge of your injuries to make a claim *.
Contacting a solicitor to discuss your case will help you determine how long you have left to make a claim. In the situation where an employee is working part time and under the age of 18 the two year period will commence on their 18th birthday. It is also possible for an adult to act on behalf of the underage child, known as The Next Friend Rule.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE
At Tracey Solicitors, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors * have over 30 years of experience in helping people who suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party.
If you are considering a shutter injury work accident claim *, feel free to contact 01 649 9900 for a confidential discussion and tell us about your case or reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask any questions or queries you may have. You can also visit the Personal Injury & Accident FAQ’s for additional understanding.