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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. (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. (See Claims by non-employees)
  • There are potential commercial consequences of occupational incidents, accidents and ill health in addition to criminal law and civil law consequences. (See Commercial consequences)