The Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act 2013
This act came into force on 25th April 2013. There are scores of amendments to various areas of law including personal bankruptcy to estate agents. But the amendment to S.47 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 74 ( Act) will have hugh impact on injury at work. The amenement to S.47 removes the abilty to plead breaches of statutory regulations. These regulations were made over the years persuant to the Act.
Any victims of accidents after the 26th April will have to rely purely on negilgence of the employer. The practical effect of this is to make it easier for an employer to defend an action. An employer can successfully defend a claim for an accident at work if he can prove that he took all reasonably practicable actions to protect his employees. Ghaith v Indesit Court of Appeal –
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