The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced their health and work strategy plan for 2018-2019.
The Ministry of Justice registered just over 850,000 personal injury claims for 2017/18. According to statistics, 63.75% (541,875) of these claims related to whiplash in connection with a road traffic accident. Although the rate of road accidents has decreased over the years, and cars have higher safety ratings, the level of claims relating to whiplash has remained stable.
A former senior procurator fiscal depute who is suing the Lord Advocate on allegations that “work-related stress” and work overload induced her to quit her job, has been allowed proof in action and granted a full hearing of her claim - seeking £1.3 million in compensation for loss of earnings.