Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 – Safety of Employees

The Government have recently published the Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 in order to provide for the safety of employees during certain severe weather warnings issued by Met Éireann. In addition it is proposed to amend the Criminal [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:30+00:00February 14th, 2018|Accident at Work, Contributory Negligence, safety at work, Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, weather|Comments Off on Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 – Safety of Employees

Personal Injury – Book of Quantum 2016

For those who missed it or may not be aware, the Injuries Board issued a new edition of the Book of Quantum in October 2016. The Book of Quantum sets out the general guidelines on how much or amounts which can be awarded for Personal Injury Claims. The Book has [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:56+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Accident at Work, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Assessment Board, Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013|Comments Off on Personal Injury – Book of Quantum 2016

Personal Injury and Safety in the Workplace – Contributory Negligence and Fraudulent Actions

The case of Smith v Health Service Executive 2013 [IEHC] 360 concerned a claim for damages, breach of duty including statutory duty in respect of injuries sustained by the plaintiff in the course of employment in July 2010. Background The plaintiff was employed by the defendants for 18 years as [...]

Health and Safety – DPP v Nolan Transport Wexford Circuit Court

As reported in our blog post of last week, Nolan Transport was recently fined €1 million euro by Wexford Circuit Court in February of this year in what is reported by the Health and Safety Review to be the largest health and safety fine imposed by an Irish Court when viewed relative to the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:25+00:00March 5th, 2013|Accident at Work, Health and Safety Authority, Health and Safety Law, Investigation, Negligence, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Health and Safety – DPP v Nolan Transport Wexford Circuit Court

Health and Safety – €1 million fine imposed on Company by Wexford Circuit Court

It was reported earlier this week that Nolan Transport had been fined €1 million by the Circuit Court in Wexford in respect of an accident in July 2007 which resulted in the death of two people and several others injured. It was reported by the Health and Safety Law Review [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:25+00:00March 1st, 2013|Accident at Work, Circuit Court, Health and Safety Law, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Health and Safety – €1 million fine imposed on Company by Wexford Circuit Court

Accident at Work – Plaintiff’s claim fails due to her responsibility for cleaning regime

This month's Health and Safety Law Review highlights the case of Wall v Delta Centre Limited High Court Waterford June 2010 whereby the High Court dismissed a claim for damages by a care assistant who claimed she slipped on a wet floor in a wash room in a centre which [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:16:41+00:00September 6th, 2012|Accident at Work, Health and Safety Law|Comments Off on Accident at Work – Plaintiff’s claim fails due to her responsibility for cleaning regime