Accidents in public places most common in July, on Saturdays

Saturdays in July account for the most accidents in public places which result in personal injury claims.

Accidents in public places most common in July, on Saturdays

Saturdays in July account for the most accidents in public places which result in personal injury claims.

The Injuries Board made more than 2,100 public liability awards last year, worth €53m, that is up from €44m in 2013.

Women accounted for seven in 10 claims - and slips, trips and falls were the most common accidents.

Stephen Watkins of the Injuries Board says most happen during the summer.

He said: "Last year the Injuries Board made 2,151 public liability compensation awards, totalling €53m.

"And when we went through those cases, we found that public liability accidents are more likely to arise in the summer months, with a peak in July.

"When we looked at the actual day that they are most likely to occur in, Saturday is the most common day."

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