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Employees who suffer personal injury or contract disease arising as a result of their employment may be entitled to financial compensation for Industrial Injuries & Illnesses compensation if it can be shown that the injury was caused by negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of their employer. Liability may also fall on the employer if the injury was caused by a fellow worker as employers are required to provide competent employees and are vicariously for their acts or omissions. This is one of the most common industrial injuries.
Proving that the employer is liable is one aspect of the claim but it is also necessary to quantify the amount of compensation to which the claimant is entitled. There are various headings under which compensation may be payable such as:
Proof of liability and quantification of Industrial Injuries & Illnesses claims can be complex issues for which the services of an experienced personal injury solicitor are essential.