Are Accident Reports Privileged?
If an injured employee requests details of their accident report what are their entitlements and what are the restrictions that can be placed on the release; most importantly what is the law and reasoning behind all those entitlements and restrictions?
Clare Cashin of Philip Lee considers the scenario below.
Sentencing in fatal accident health and safety cases: is €1 million the current default position?
Alison Fanagan of A&L Goodbody considers the scenario below.
Ireland, unlike England and Wales, does not have sentencing guidance relative to health and safety offences. Having said that, there are quite a number of Court decisions that provide useful guidance, including the recent decision of the Court of Appeal on 6 April 20...
Directors Work Health and Safety Duties – Guidance from Abroad
Irish directors are tasked with high stakes work health and safety duties under current legislation. However, there is little guidance available to inform those individuals of the practical steps they can take to comply with their statutory duties. Aoife Gallagher-Watson from the international labour, employment and safety team a...
Manual Handling and Safe Systems of Work: Key Issues for Employers
Jason Milne of A&L Goodbody consider three relatively recent cases concerning injuries sustained during the manual handling of loads and how they have served to highlight some key issues relative to training, risk assessments and safe systems of work. All three cases are: Louise Barry ...