The Health And Safety At Work Act 1974 places Employers under a duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all of their Employees. The responsibilities that the Act places on an Employer mean that an Employer may be liable for personal injury claims resulting from an accident or even work related stress if a Court finds that an Employer has failed in their duty of care to their Employee. In extreme circumstances the Employer may even be subjected to criminal proceedings for severe breaches of Health and Safety under this Act.
DC Kaye Solicitors advise Employers on the action that they can take to protect themselves and their Employees taking into account the particular circumstances and nature of your business. We suggest to Employers that they may wish to discuss any particular needs or concerns that they have regarding Health and Safety at work with our Employment Law Department.
In the unfortunate event that a claim is being made against you or your business it is important that you take advice as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your requirements and whether you may take additional action to protect your business, Employees and other third parties protected under the Act, for example independent contractors and members of the public.
To arrange an appointment to discuss with our specialist lawyers please contact the Employment Department secretary Viki Summers.
Telephone: 01494 862226