Personal injury

Will accidents rise after restrictions are lifted?

As we approach the end of the prime minister’s roadmap out of lockdown restrictions, is now the time to think about what the country might look like in terms of accidents after all restrictions have ended? It is likely that we will see significant reductions in the number of injuries reported in 2020 and into […]

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As lockdown ends, will work accidents increase?

As lockdown restrictions ease, we can start to see more people heading back to workplaces across the country. But with more workers in one place, is there going to be a rise in the number of accidents and injuries happening on the job? Riskiest industries Throughout the pandemic, it has largely been office workers who […]

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Whiplash reforms to come into force this month

The Civil Liabilities Act is scheduled for implementation at the end of this month (May). Known colloquially as the whiplash reforms, the Act has caused huge uproar in the legal sector. However, despite the protests, the government has pushed on with its decision and will be delivering its plan. The regulations were debated and approved […]

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Burns: is a rise in numbers likely?

As we get closer to summer but the Covid-19 pandemic prevents holidays abroad, we can expect to see more people heading to the UK beaches, national parks and other outdoor regions. And as we try to enjoy the summer, more people could make barbecues or use fire pits to stay warm into the evenings. However, […]

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Illness as injury: industrial disease

A personal injury doesn’t just refer to the visible physical wounds sustained in an unexpected accident. There are times when a personal injury covers an illness that could take decades to develop. These sorts of health problems are usually the result of exposure to a hazardous substance at work, making them industrial diseases. Although you […]

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Understanding the common types of birth injuries

The birth of a child should be an occasion for great joy and celebration. Mothers and babies in Ireland enjoy excellent antenatal and postnatal care, and in the vast majority of cases birth is a natural physiological event that doesn’t pose any problems. However, while modern medicine has made the process generally very safe, there […]

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The unexpected risks of exercise

Exercise: its benefits are rightly touted but there are certain associated risks that tend not to be mentioned by many. Aside from the usual injuries that can happen in any sport, such as pulled muscles, there are other – somewhat unexpected – ways you could be hurt while getting active. Lockdown activity levels During lockdown, […]

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The risk of manual handling injuries

Manual handling injuries are some of the most common you can suffer as an employee. Among the most frustrating aspects of these injuries is that although they can be some of the most painful, they can also frequently be prevented. Most likely to be injured The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work points […]

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What to do in the event of an injury in the workplace

When you go to work, you expect to be entering a safe space that’s optimized for hard work and concentration. So, it always comes as quite a shock when you sustain an injury while in the office – or elsewhere in a place of work. This article is written to help you understand what to […]

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How have personal injury claims been impacted by Covid?

The impact of the novel coronavirus has been felt in just about every part of the economy. Among the most obvious implications have been medical ones. We’ve all been paying close attention to the number of reported cases and hospitalisations due to Covid-19. Statistics elsewhere, on the other hand, might indicate a silver lining or […]

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