FATAL ACCIDENTS IN THE WORKPLACE: EVIDENCE AFTER THE 1st OCTOBER 2013

The changes to breach of statutory duty introduced on 1st October may cause particulars problems in relation to fatal accidents at work.   These cases present particular problems because the deceased cannot give evidence (unless there was a period of survival after the accident). It has been previously useful to rely on breaches of statutory duty in workplace accidents.  However a lawyer gathering evidence in an accident that happened on or after 1st October will have to pay greater attention to the detail of proving fault on the part of the defendant.

This is dealt with in the my post at 

http://accidentsatworkaftertheerra.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=18&action=edit

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