Tagged: Injuries Board
Accidents from errors in manual handling are the commonest source of injury in Irish workplaces.
This is a staggeringly bad idea. It implies that is possible to be complicit in, effectively, suppressing documents, and be ACTING FAIRLY.
The law on occupiers’ liability applies when the injury is caused by a defect or some condition of the premises. If the injury occurs without involving the premises, occupiers’ liability does not arise.
Vibration would not be readily seen, by workers, as a danger to health in the workplace. It is, and the injury can be serious.
“Most of the suggestions put in cross-examination to the plaintiff as to what he should have done were farfetched and wholly unreal as I have already indicated.”
It is a source of additional worry (above the prospect of unemployment) to employees who have been injured at work, to find that their employer is insolvent.
The Hospital argued that the pleadings in the action alleged a defect with, or in, a forceps used in the Hospital. It argued that a claim that a forceps was defective was not a medical negligence claim (“…the correctness or otherwise of the surgical procedure being carried out”), but was a defective product claim.
With regard to the tort of negligence, road traffic accidents are exceptional. They are exceptional because they conceal the fact that, often, the factual cause of an event is not discovered.
What is staggering is that the reason the public needs to know such things is to ensure that the HSE management effectively deals with the problems that would be revealed generally.
In OâConnor v OâDriscoll  IEHC the Plaintiff was a bank executive who was injured in a road traffic accident (âRTAâ?). The court made the following finding; The case is highly unusual. The physical injuries sustained by the plaintiff were soft tissue damage to his neck and low back as well as some relatively minor damage to three upper teeth on the left side. The plaintiff in addition to these physical injuries also underwent a severe psychological reaction to the […]