Dealing with work place accidents

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|Law firm Trowers & Hamlins advises on how minimise exposure to risk, and how best to deal with accidents, should they occur| With the cost of Employers¹ Liability (EL) insurance soaring and the number of Health & Safety Executive prosecutions up by 40 per cent in the last three years, care providers need to tighten up on their procedures for preventing and dealing with work place accidents, says law firm Trowers & Hamlins. The British Insurance Brokers¹ Association reports that the average cost of EL cover has increased by up to 400 per cent. Premiums are increasing partly because people are now more likely to sue companies for the consequences of accidents. According to Trowers & Hamlins, poor procedures for dealing with accidents when they happen can increase the likelihood of a successful claim or a prosecution against the company. The firm says that good procedures and lower claim levels could reduce insurance premiums. Trowers & Hamlins partner Joanne Easterbrook says care providers can mitigate the c

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