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Revised Book of Quantum

September 30, 2016 | biocare

The recently revised Injuries Board Book of Quantum will be reviewed by a court of appeal judge prior to the books formal publication. The review follows much criticism that the Book of Quantum encourages a claims culture and promotes compensation tourism in Ireland.  It is expected the Injuries Board will […]

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€64,020.00 High Court Award

August 5, 2016 | biocare

Mr. Justice Barr awarded a Dunnes Stores employee €64,020.00 for injuries he sustained when he tripped and fell down a stairs in the workplace. The employee stated in evidence his foot caught on a loose step nosing causing him to loose his balance and fall down six steps of stairs. […]

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€30,000.00 Prosecution

July 5, 2016 | biocare

A chocolate manufacturer Celtic Chocolates Limited pleaded guilty to not providing a safe system of work following an accident when an employee’s thumb was amputated. In her evidence to the court, Ms. Mariad Wall a H.S.A. Inspector told the court a week before the accident occurred a compressor in the […]

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€500,000 Award for Thumb Injury

June 20, 2016 | biocare

A High Court Judge awarded a waitress €500.000 following an incident which necessitated the hotel employee having to undergo surgery for a deep thumb laceration. The court heard the waitress bled profusely when the bottom of a jug exploded in her hand during breakfast service at the hotel.  An engineer […]

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Employee – Ordered to Pay Costs

May 10, 2016 | biocare

A High Court Judge ordered a supermarket employee to pay her former employers legal costs after her personal injuries claim against her employer was dismissed by the court.  The former employee who now resides in Poland claimed she suffered neck and back injuries when lifting boxes in the workplace. In […]

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Employers Appeal Upheld

April 28, 2016 | biocare

The Court of Appeal overturned a previous decision of the High Court which awarded a female employee €67,000 relating to a manual handling injury in the workplace. In delivering judgement of the three judge Court of Appeal, Ms. Justice Mary Irvine noted the duty of an employer is met, once […]

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Killed in Safety Cage

March 29, 2016 | biocare

An employee who was involved in the manufacture of precast concrete curbs was struck by a electronically operated sensor arm which had no emergency stop mechanism attached. In imposing a fine of €125,000 against the Company and a separate fine of €10,000 against the Company’s production line manager Mr. Justice […]

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55 Fatalities

February 29, 2016 | biocare

  In 2015 fifty five people lost their lives in work related activities in Ireland.  This is the same as the number of deaths recorded in 2014.  When asked to comment on the 2015 figures Brian Higgisson who is the assistant Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Authority said […]

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No CE Certification on Machine

January 28, 2016 | biocare

A supermarket employee was awarded damages of €47,500.00 after he suffered an electric shock while operating a ten year old compactor at his place of work. An engineer giving evidence on behalf of the employee stated the compactor had no CE mark or certification. Delivering judgement in the case Mr. […]

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Bullying Related Dismissals

December 10, 2015 | biocare

The Employment Appeals Tribunal found 51% of employees claims for Unfair Dismissals were associated with allegations relating to bulling and harassment in the workplace. The tribunal disclosed 53% of employers defending claims of Unfair Dismissal by employees did not have appropriate procedures in place to deal with such matters. The Employment […]

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