Employers Liability Claims

UCLAN, Foster Buildings
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (UK time)

Following Lord Young's report to the government on "Common Sense Common Safety" and the "Compensation culture" published in October 2010 and the government's firm intention to implement the recommendations with subsequent changes in the Civil Procedure Rules and the introduction of section 69 of the Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act 2013, what impact will these legislative changes have on employers faced with an accident at work claim and how should they respond to such claims when providing relevant documentation and information to Insurers? Will the Court's attitude to such claims alter in light of the change in legislation?

Learning Objectives
By the end of the session, delegates will be able to identify:
-changes to the Pre-Action protocol for Employer Liability claims and the expected documentation employers need to provide to the insurers when faced with such claims
-the impact of the introduction of section 69 Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act 2013 will have on being in a position to defend Employer Liability claims
-key points from recent Employer Liability cases and health & safety prosecutions for breach of workplace regulations

Speaker Biography
Ridwaan a Omar, a partner with the Insurance department of Forbes Solicitors, trained and qualified with the firm as a solicitor in 1999. He acts on behalf of numerous local authorities, organisations and Plc construction companies in defending Employers' and Public Liability claims. Ridwaan forms part of the high loss team with particular focus on pain syndrome claims and those involving complex liability and quantum issues. Ridwaan achieved his Higher Rights of Audience Advocacy qualification in May 2013. He also has considerable experience of representing organisations and public sector bodies at inquests and during health & safety investigations brought by the regulatory body, with recent examples of representing the interests of a football club at the inquest and the subsequent prosecution as a result of a fatality involving falling goalposts and a well reported incident of an inflatable bouncy castle which blew away whilst being operated. Ridwaan provides regular training to various local authorities, companies and for other organisations on his area of expertise.

  • UCLAN, Foster Buildings
  • Preston
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