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A new report from Ireland’s Injury Board has revealed that the month of July saw the highest frequency of accidents resulting in compensation awards, while Saturday proved to be the most dangerous day of the week for public place personal injury accidents.

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Road safety charity Brake has recently set out its vision for a future free of the needless trauma of road death and injury.

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There were 142 work related fatalities between April 2014 and March 2015 (a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers), according to provisional annual data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This compares to last year’s all-time low of 136 (0.45 fatalities per 100,000 workers).

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A Glasgow construction firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a 1.6 tonnes frame fell onto him during construction of a steel stair tower.

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Brake, the road safety charity, has called upon the Scottish Government to take steps to reverse an increase in the number of deaths on Scotland’s roads.

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A 13-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury as a result of medical errors following his birth has been awarded compensation amounting to several millions of pounds, reports the BBC.

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A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught on the moving parts of a lathe at an Ayrshire factory.

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Road Safety across the UK

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There is a dramatic difference in the progress made in cutting death and injury on the roads across the UK over the past five years. While the general trend has been downwards this has masked big national and regional variations, the RAC Foundation has claimed.

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A Scottish golfer who was hit on the head by another player’s golf ball has been awarded £10,000 in damages, reports the Scotsman.

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Recent analysis by the RAC Foundation has revealed that in 2013, as many as 234 teenage car passengers were killed or seriously injured when the young driver (17-19) they were travelling with was involved in a crash. This is more than four each week.

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A leading Scottish food manufacturer has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught between a conveyor belt and roller.

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Car manufacturers are building high-tech distractions into their new vehicles and have made interiors so comfortable that they are at risk of being turned into living rooms, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has warned.

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A new study has revealed the incidence of skin cancer amongst those working outdoors in industries as diverse as construction, agriculture and leisure and entertainment.

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The Irish Injuries Board has published its Annual Review for 2014, which shows that the volume of personal injury claims submitted to the Board during the year have stabilised.

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A family that suffered the double tragedy of both children developing cerebral palsy as a result of clinical negligence at birth has been awarded compensation amounting to many millions of pounds, reports the BBC.

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A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his arm was caught between a conveyor belt and roller in a Glasgow factory.

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The Scottish Government has recently published its Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill, which it says will strengthen the Fatal Accident Inquiry Process in Scotland by setting out practical measures for a system which is effective, efficient and fair.

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A waste management company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at a Watford waste transfer station.

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A Lanarkshire woman who took her battle to claim compensation for her son’s birth-related injuries all the way to the Supreme Court has finally been awarded damages amounting to £5.25 million, reports the BBC.

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A motorcyclist has been awarded compensation amounting to around £10 million for serious brain injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident, reports the Mirror.

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