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Monday, November 28, 2011

Employees At Fault For Workplace Injuries To Be Blocked From Suing Companies

There is a movement in the United Kingdom to recognize that employers are not always at fault when there is an accident. As reported in the Telegraph, United Kingdom governmental sources are saying that a recent review of government safety laws, rules and regulations will also set out plans to radically reduce the number of health and safety rules. The articles states:

"Irresponsible workers who are injured at work because of their own mistakes should not be able to sue their employers for damages, a review of health and safety rules will say next week."

Prof Ragnar Löfstedt of King’s College London has been conducting the research and will be issuing the report reviewing current laws "told the Daily Telegraph last month: 'One of the things I will want to see is a situation where the fault isn’t always with the employer, that the employer is always wrong … I think there needs to be much greater levels of responsibility of the individual.'"

You can read the complete article here.

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Anonymous Electrician in Atlanta said...

One of the things I will want to see is a situation where the fault isn’t always with the employer, that the employer is always wrong

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