Civil liability for and commercial consequences of health and safety breaches

Updating author: Ruth Wintersgill

Summary

  • Employees who are injured or made ill at work may be entitled to sue their employer for compensation in the civil courts, claim benefits under the state social security system and receive treatment from the National Health Service. (See Claims by employees)
  • If an employer injures someone other than one of its employees, the victim may be entitled to sue it for compensation in the civil courts, claim benefits under the state social security system and receive treatment from the National Health Service. (See Claims by non-employees)
  • There are numerous consequences of occupational incidents, accidents and ill health in addition to criminal law and civil law consequences. (See Commercial consequences)