Did you know that farmers in Ireland are ten times more likely to die in an accident at work than the average worker? This is a shocking statistic, and is the finding of a report into ‘Risk-Taking and Accidents on Irish Farms’, published last year.
Many personal injury cases are manual handling injury claims, in which heavy lifting has resulted in an injury to the back, neck and/or shoulders. Continue reading Making A Manual Handling Injury Claim
Road traffic accidents are very common and for most people involved in a minor accident, they are an unpleasant and inconvenient occurrence. However, for some, they can be a great deal more serious, and this can be the case if there is a major accident, in which people are seriously injured or killed, or if there is any sort of accident in which the perpetrator does not stop.
The construction industry experiences a higher rate of accidents and injuries than most other workplaces. The most common accidents include falling from heights, such as ladders and scaffolding, and being injured by falling objects. Many of these accidents are due to the failure of employers to maintain the statutory minimum levels of health and safety standards. Such accidents are frequently the subject of claims for redress.
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Cycling is a popular hobby and an environmentally friendly way to travel, but cyclists often find themselves at risk from other road users. Unfortunately, accidents involving cyclists are relatively common, and this is often because drivers are unaware of them on the roads or are not observing correct protocols for driving near cyclists.