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We do not, and cannot make a business compensate an employee or other person for an injury arising from the work activity of that business.
The role and function of the Health and Safety Team is to identify breaches in legislation and take the appropriate enforcement action.
Even if a case goes to court any fine and costs do not go to the victims of the accident, although on some occasions the courts can award some damages.
You need to make a civil claim for damages against your employer/business that caused your injuries.
If you wish to make a claim you should contact a solicitor, you can do this through Find a solicitor.
The Law Society will be able to put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who may be able to help you claim.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.