A considerable volume of legislation exists to impose upon employers a duty to provide their employees with a safe system of work. This is also a contractual duty owed by the employer to the employee.
Any worker suffering an injury at work may be able to bring a claim for breach of contract and for breach of statutory duty. We have considerable experience in advising and acting for employees who are either injured at work or suffer an occupational illness (such as “RSI” claims or stress at work).
In addition to these claims, if a worker with responsibility for health and safety issues raises a concern about a threat to health and safety in the workplace and is subjected to adverse treatment as a result, he/she may be able to bring a claim for victimisation or for unfair dismissal.
Our employment Lawyers can provide specialist legal advice in this area of law. To contact one of our dedicated employment lawyers, please telephone 01922 645 429 or complete our enquiry form.