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2. Further to the above question, can I simultaneously make two claims - one for work-related injuries and the other for personal injuries - against my employer and other relevant parties?

Yes, an employee can simultaneously make two separate claims to claim for employees' compensation and also common law damages in respect of the same work-related accident.  However, any damages that are awarded against an employer in an action under common law or under any enactment in respect of any such negligence, breach of statutory duty, or wrongful act or omission, shall be reduced by the value of any compensation that has been received by the injured employee under their employees' compensation claims.