Lawford Kidd, Personal Injury Solicitors

Expert claims & compensation solicitors. We can help you if you have suffered an accident or injury in Scotland. Call us on 0808 258 1233 or fill in our online contact form.

HSE prosecutes firm for insurance failure

A Sunderland firm has been fined for failing to hold statutory insurance that enables employees to claim compensation should they be injured at work.

Section 1 of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 requires that employers carry insurance against the personal injury of their employees. As well as being insured, employers must make available details of the insurance for staff to see. This requirement applies to most companies; exemptions include public organisations and certain micro companies.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out an investigation after it received information suggesting the firm was uninsured. It found that the company did not hold any Employer's Liability Compulsory Insurance between 9th Feb and 13th December 2012. This meant the firm, which provides and installs solar panels, was not insured against liability for bodily injury or disease sustained by their employees resulting from their work.

The firm was fined £750 and ordered to pay £850 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 1(1) of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969.

"As well as being a legal requirement, Employers' Liability Compulsory Insurance offers important protection for employers and employees alike,” commented HSE inspector Andrea Robbins.

"Failure to have such insurance could leave any employee who is injured or suffers ill health because of their work unable to get any compensation for their suffering.

"The failure of employers to insure is seen as a serious matter and HSE will continue to take legal action where appropriate," she added.

Contact our Injury Solicitors in Scotland

For specialist personal injury claims advice in Scotland, including advice on claims for work related injuries, contact us today: click here to make an online enquiry or call us on 0800 027 1480.

Grounding of Super Pumas “a proportionate response...
Government accused of scaremongering over 'compens...

Related Posts

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.lawfordclaims.com/

Get 100% compensation! Start your claim here

Our expert injury lawyers will review your claim and get back to you shortly.
Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your email address.
Please write a subject for your message.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Motor Accident Solicitors Society Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
 
We use cookies

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.