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Accidents in the Workplace

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What type of Workplace Accidents must be reported?

The types of accidents which must be reported to the Health and Safety Authority are as follows:

General injuries involving Employees and Self-Employed

  • Accidents at work where a person is injured at a place of work and cannot perform their normal work for more than 3 consecutive days, not including the day of the accident, are reportable.
  • Road traffic/ vehicle accidents involving Employees and someone who is Self-Employed if the person was injured while driving or a passenger in the vehicle in the course of work, and cannot perform their normal work for in excess of 3 consecutive days, excluding the day of the accident.
  • General injuries involving members of the public - Accidents related to a place of work or a work activity where a person requires treatment from a medical practitioner are reportable (Accidents related to medical treatment or a pre-existing medical condition are not reportable).
  • Road traffic/vehicle accidents involving members of the public - Road traffic accidents are only notifiable if they relate to vehicle loads or to the construction or maintenance of roads or structures adjacent to roads.