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All employers are required to carry Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance. Employers and their insurers may face claims for damages if the employee becomes ill or injured at work. Claims for damages are brought when it is alleged that the employer has acted negligently.
There is often a direct correlation between the outcome of an EL claim and the way in which an employee is treated or supported after an incident has occurred.
Representing a wide range of employers in all areas of business; we are one of the UK’s leading defendant personal injury practices and have the skills, expertise, knowledge of the law and insurance industry to help you defend claims.
By having a thorough understanding of your business, its working practices and developing a close working relationship, we aim to streamline the claims investigatory process. As well as constraining costs this approach will also minimise disruptions e.g. in dealing with disclosure and gathering witness statements.
Through our understanding of day-to-day business activities and arrangements for project supervision, at the outset of the claim we explore whether a contribution from another contractor/organisation can be made or if there is an alternative liability policy, e.g. a road traffic accident policy where an employee has been injured by a work provided vehicle.
We regularly advise on stress, harassment and bullying claims at work and have extensive experience in the healthcare sector and the emotive claims that can arise in relation to abuse.
Our expertise extends to all areas of Health & Safety investigations and environmental regulatory advice.
Perhaps the most effective defence is to stop EL claims arising in the first instance. We can provide regular risk management advice, training and/or workshops to help you improve working practices. You’ll never be able to totally eradicate claims arising but if they do, having the best possible working practices in place will ensure that a robust defence can be mounted.