An intensive and highly practical programme delivered by qualified and practicing lawyers where delegates will learn about the do’s and don’ts in the 24-hour period after an accident has occurred.
They will leave gaining the skills required to conduct a full and impartial investigation that will provide for effective risk management and adequate defense of any potential civil or criminal legal proceedings.

The opening part of this training cover important legal aspects of accident investigation including recent changes and developments in the conduct of civil and criminal proceedings that may arise out of an accident.
Staff who handle investigations will learn about recent HSA prosecutions where individuals have been held criminally liable.
Delegates will also gain and understanding of the different stages of personal injuries litigation and what information is needed to enable lawyers to draft proper pleadings and verify affidavits.
They will learn what to do when a HSA inspector or Garda member arrive on site to conduct an investigation.

The second second section of this programme will focus on the practical aspects of accident investigation.
Delegates will learn about the rules and admissibility of evidence and what is required to maintain the integrity of proofs.
They will gain skills to take proper notes & make good records, conduct interviews of witnesses, write good statements and investigation reports.

  • How to respond immediately when an accident occurs
  • How to deal with external investigators – i.e. the HSA or Gardaí
  • Civil and criminal proceedings arising out of an accident
  • Recent Developments in civil and criminal litigation
  • Evidence – the rules, admissibility
  • Best practice in note taking and record management
  • How to interview witnesses
  • What a good statement looks like
  • Writing the investigation report

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