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Accidents at Work - Masterclass

Liverpool Law Society
Event organized by Liverpool Law Society

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This seminar will focus on the best arguments and tactics needed to succeed when acting for clients who have had accidents in the workplace. Post the Enterprise and Regulatory Act- how can you spot the cases with strong prospects of success and what arguments are the most effective.


· Where are we now -post The Enterprise and Regulatory Act 2013?(ERA)

· The Regulatory Regime- is it still relevant?

· Statutory Duties- what remains?

· The allegations- bringing it together

· Effective Common law Allegations

· The European Dimension?

Learning Objectives

· Be aware of the provisions of s.69 of ERA

· Be aware of the relevance of the Regulations passed under s 47of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA)

· Be aware of the current Statutory protection for those suffering accidents at work

· Be aware of the possible allegations to be made in Accident at work cases

· Be aware of the Court’s latest Accident at work decisions

· Be informed about the particular common law arguments that are relevant to accidents at work


· Be able to apply updated knowledge s.69 of ERA to problem solve issues in current caseload

· Make realistic assessments of settlement proposals in the light of knowledge of the prospects of success of the claim

· Be in a position to make realistic settlement proposals in accident at work cases

· Be able to Manage Client expectations in accident at work cases re contributory negligence

· Be able to give realistic advice concerning prospects of recovery in accident at work cases

· Be able to draft allegations in accident at work cases