Keenan & Co. Solicitors

Workers Injury Compensation

Workers Injury Compensation​:

Employees or workers are prone to accidents and injuries at their workplace. These may sometimes be minor injuries or big accidents leading to inevitable death. While it is the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment and look after the employee’s health, the employee should also be aware of his employee’s rights regarding workers’ compensation for injury at work.


Provisions in an ideal workplace


  • A workplace should provide a suitable environment for its employees to work. The employer must ensure the following:
  • A safe place to work with the availability of emergency toolkits. 
  • Proper and non-hazardous equipment for employees to use. 
  • A safe and sound work system. 
  • A safe workplace with proper escape routes and other infrastructural liabilities.

Types of injuries that might occur at a workplace

When a worker is no longer able to perform certain activities in the workplace and is incurable, it can be determined as a permanent total disability. Examples include loss of limbs, paralysis, etc.

When a worker is no longer able to perform activities with complete functionality due to an injury sustained at the workplace, it is called permanent partial disability. Examples include loss of finger or toe, loss of hearing, eyesight, etc.

When a worker is subject to an injury that can be recovered with proper and timely medical treatment, it is called a temporary disability. The examples include- concussions, fractures, short term impairments, etc.

In case of unfortunate occurrence of death of the person, the employer is subject to compensation for the worker’s family. 

Legal Compensation for Workers Injury

The Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 details the rights and regulations which help in the protection of the employees. It provides provisions regarding penalties and compensation for injury at work for the employers and ensures a safer workplace.

To be noted, sometimes the injuries may not be covered legally and are not subjected to any aid or compensation for injury at work by the employer. 


An injured employee can claim the rights only if:

  • the employee was not injured earlier or had any illness before the accident.
  • the injury is significant.
  • the accident caused was due to irresponsibility of the employer’s side.

Following are the estimated compensations for injury at work that will be provided to the employee in case of the following accidents:

  • Permanent Total Disability: € 16,000 to € 105,000 
  • Permanent Partial Disability: € 21,000 to € 80,000
  • Temporary Disability: € 4,500 to € 35,000 
  • Death: compensation starting at € 100,000 


Workers Injury Compensation is a right for every employee. Every person working under an employer has the full right to ask for compensation for an injury at work when needed. Keenan & Co is a law firm based in Dublin, Ireland, who can provide you with proper guidance and assistance when it comes to cases related to workers injury compensation and much more. 

 *In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

Our Solicitors

We strive to get the right results at the right price for our Personal Injury clients. We have a professional, experienced and hands on approach to assist you with all of your legal needs.

Brian Keenan
Principal Solicitor

Donagh Bradley
Senior Associate

A Few Words From Our Clients


A personal injury claim is a legal case where an individual seeks compensation for injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. It can include various types of accidents, such as car accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, or public liability incidents.

To determine if you have a valid personal injury claim, several factors must be considered. These include establishing that someone else was at fault for your injury, demonstrating that you suffered harm or losses as a direct result, and ensuring that your claim falls within the applicable time limit. Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer can help assess the viability of your case.

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including:

  • General damages: Compensation for pain, suffering, and loss of amenity.
  • Special damages: Reimbursement for financial losses, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings, and property damage.
  • Future losses: Compensation for ongoing medical treatment, long-term care, and potential loss of future earnings.
  • Legal costs: In some cases, the successful party may recover their legal costs from the losing party.

 In Ireland, the time limit for making a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the incident or from the date you became aware of your injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. However, certain exceptions and different time limits apply to specific cases, such as claims involving children or cases against the State. It is advisable to seek legal advice promptly to ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines.

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If you have been involved in an incident which has left you injured through no fault of your own, contact us to arrange a consultation to discuss your claim today.