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RR70 - Analysis of compensation claims related to health and safety issues

Details the findings of a research project to collect and analyse health and safety (accident and injury-related) compensation claims conducted via trade unions and law firms. Aimed to cover: the main type of claim; the main injuries sustained; the industry sectors which attract the highest proportion of claims; the work activities which give rise to the most claims; the breaches of the regulations most likely to attract claims; how long it takes for claims to be settles; the average costs of claims. Makes recommendations based on the findings, and gives suggestions for further research.

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Updated 2010-03-19