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2011 Review of Workplace Accidents


The published a review of workplace accidents in 2011 that stated compensation totalling €22.5million was awarded in respect of 830 personal injury workplace claims.

“While our figures point to a downward trend in the number of claims for workplace accidents, the main driver for this is a contracting workforce rather than any notable advances in workplace health and safety programmes.  We understand that businesses today are under constant pressure to drive efficiencies, often operating with scarce resources, but cutting corners on employee safety is a cut to far.”

” …..the majority of claims last year involved slips, trips and falls, defective equipment and poor lifting and handling of goods ……”

Patricia Byron, CEO of is an independent government body which assesses the amount of compensation due to a person who has suffered a personal injury. The website is a useful source of information as it provides statistics dating back to 2007 along with sample cases of workplace accidents.  It also allows individuals to calculate an estimation of loss of income due to injury but also what one may be entitled to as a claim for certain injuries.

This information has been sourced through the website May 2012.



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