Workplace Injury Claims* | Accident at Work Solicitors

Accident at Work Solicitors in Dublin.


Accidents at the workplace occur in many different workplace settings including construction sites, motoring incidents, restaurant kitchens, and even in moderately low-risk environments such as offices.

When someone suffers an injury through an accident at work and if there was a ‘liable party’ other than the victim (e.g. the employer), workplace injury claims can be made against an employer (most often against the latter’s insurers) and/or against related liable parties. Read below to find out if we can help you with any type of workplace injury claims today.


Claims can be made by victims of workplace accidents for;

  • Recompense for the injury including pain and sufferring (known as general damages)
  • Other damages such as special damages
  • Loss of earnings
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket medical and other expenses

Workplace accidents when they do occur proceed in the manner of general personal injury claims and in the first instance an application is made to the Injuries Board.

The Injuries Board reported that the types of accidents at work and their severity varied greatly and that they included construction mishaps such as;

  • Being hit by a forklift or digger
  • Being rear-ended while operating a forklift or other machinery
  • Crush injuries from falling pallets
  • Falling or being thrown from a forklift
  • Injuries involving lifting or manual handling
  • Being struck by a crane tilt
  • Accidents at work caused by not wearing safety equipment


Recently the Injuries Board highlighted the increase in certain workplace accidents that were resulting in personal injury claims in particular in relation to accidents involving lifting equipment such as forklifts and cranes. The Personal Injuries Assessment Board or PIAB is an independent state body that assesses personal injury compensation.

In 2013 40 people received compensation for accidents in the workplace involving forklifts and cranes totaling €1.3 million euro, compared to only 34 people in 2011.

The Injuries Board reported that the average compensation award for these types of accidents at work involving cranes and forklifts that resulted in fractured and broken bones and soft tissue injuries was €32,990.

Obviously, this is only an average figure which means that some compensation awards for these accidents at work were higher than this figure and some lower but it is a very real indication of the level of compensation involved.

The Injuries Board reported that one in three accidents occurred as a result of falls in the workplace. The most serious accidents at construction or factory sites remain however as a result of faulty or defective machinery.


Carmody Moran, Accident at Work Solicitors have dealt with a variety of claims in the workplace and serious traumatic injuries.

These include incidents such as the loss of a limb including fingers and toes in involving defective machinery through to chronic back pain and other serious life-changing injuries and even injuries that unfortunately proved to be fatal.

We handle all cases in a sensitive and compassionate way while not compromising you on first-class legal advice and guidance.

We have also acted in conjunction with the family members of a loved one involved in the awful event of an accident at work causing death.

Carmody Moran Solicitors are uniquely placed to do this having experience of prosecuting and defending these types of accident at work claims from the initial site investigation through to fully contested Court hearings in cases where liability is at issue.

As each workplace injury case is different and needs to be assessed on its own particular circumstance, an early meeting with one of our experienced team is recommended who can discuss the case with you in confidence.

We can also answer your concerns and questions regarding the accident at work and employment law related concerns when it comes to taking an action against an employer.

Carmody Moran Solicitors offer a nationwide service in such matters, let us help you with your accident at work claims today.                                        Call 01-8272888 or use the enquiry form here to speak with our Accident at Work Solicitors today.

Are you an employer or contractor who is subject to an injury claim?

Carmody Moran also have a personal injury defence practice that helps employers prevent the likelihood of claims and reduce costs.

Your Expert Personal Injuries Legal Team

At Carmody Moran Solicitors our experienced accident at work solicitors are on hand to advise and skilled in handling workplace injury claims.

The two partners of Carmody Moran solicitors have a combined total of in excess of twenty five years professional legal experience. Together with their associates they aim to make the Court process as straight forward and navigable as possible while being on hand to alleviate their clients concerns and worries about going through the Court process.


Anthony Carmody is one of the founding Partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors.

He has significant experience in personal injury cases including some workplace injury claims, having handled literally thousands of cases on behalf of clients based in Ireland and abroad.

Read Anthony Carmody’s full profile here


Niamh Moran is one of the founding partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors and is a solicitor with wide ranging experience across all areas of general practice.

Niamh manages the family lawconveyancing and probate divisions of the practice. Niamh’s practice of law is extremely varied and she is regularly sought out for her expertise by clients and colleagues alike.

Read Niamh Moran’s full profile here


Would highly recommend Anthony Carmody as he was so supportive with me and my family's case. If you made contact he would ring or email you back that day and explain things in your language.
Annamay Rowan
Annamay Rowan
12:21 10 Mar 21
Fantastic experience dealing with Anthony. Excellent and quick communication. Would highly recommend!
Anant Batra
Anant Batra
00:05 05 Feb 21
Great service, efficient, proffesional, very responsive. Over all very happy with services.
Elvyra Petkeviciute
Elvyra Petkeviciute
15:43 02 Sep 20
Would highly recommend Anthony and his team .
Tracy Ankers
Tracy Ankers
11:22 02 Aug 20
Really pleased with the advice, help, communication and understanding that I received all the way through my case. A very personable and professional firm with the focus always on the client.
Elaine McSweeney
Elaine McSweeney
10:01 31 Jul 20
Would highly recommend. No nonsense straight to the point. Kept informed at all times during the process. Anthony and staff all great.
13:47 12 May 20
Great team to deal with, very professional, communication from them constantly was beyond amazing, nothing but great things to say for them, Tony went above and beyond for me, highly recommended A++ for there service, thank you again guys much appreciated.
Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly
02:11 06 Feb 20
My experience with this law firm was exceptional. Tony is a very professional man who gave me his time and opinion without over promising on the result. Honest and trustworthy - Highly recommend
Mick Giles
Mick Giles
15:50 09 Dec 19
Absolute pleasure working with the CM team. Highly professional, always helpful. Great communication and made the process as hassle free as possible. Highly recommended.
david clarke
david clarke
17:01 02 Dec 19
Streetfront Lawyers.
Matthew Canning
Matthew Canning
17:17 23 May 19
Professional Solicitors that you can depend on!
Alan Alyyan
Alan Alyyan
19:14 21 Jan 19
We have dealt with both, Niamh and Anthony. Very pleased with the level of service. Very professional and always there to answer any questions we had while guiding us through the process. Highly recommended
Vanja Jovanovic
Vanja Jovanovic
07:49 06 Jul 18
Great to deal with professional,patient and efficient. Big thanks to Niamh, Leanne and Camilla .
eileen hoey
eileen hoey
07:52 14 Jun 18
Great service from Niamh, Leanne and all the team at Carmody Moran. Thanks
declan mcgrath
declan mcgrath
07:36 12 Jun 18
Our experience with Carmody Moran was very positive. They were very professional and always there on the phone if I ever needed anything. Great service.
Phyllis Dalton
Phyllis Dalton
16:33 31 May 18
We selected Carmody Moran to represent us. Great experience with Niamh and the crew after over a year engagement on property dealings have nothing but great things to say. Very professional, prompt to queries and very responsive. Highly recommended.
Andrew Penrose
Andrew Penrose
23:57 24 May 18
Professional but very friendly and courteous.
Paul Moran
Paul Moran
17:52 25 Feb 18
I went to Carmody after deciding to get a house. I found their work is detailed and very reliable. I will go again to them for next time legal service.
jingjing xu
jingjing xu
16:11 15 Jun 15
I went to Carmody Moran Solicitors after a car accident and needed injury claim advice, I was incredibly impressed and was kept well informed of how my claim was progressing.They were very straight forward and never set unrealistic time frames or over promising but delivered on everything, They were consummate professionals and I really can't thank them enough, I would highly recommend them to anyone and I will use them for any legal advice I may have in the future.
David McGowan
David McGowan
16:43 14 May 15
I have always found the service offered by Carmody Moran to be first rate and i would would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Terry Palmer
Terry Palmer
15:24 23 Apr 15