Tag Archives: accident

Are employees still entitled to holiday pay when sick and should this leave be carried forward?

This is a question which seems to cause some confusion between employers and employees alike. In the recent case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group Limited the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) were asked to consider just that. Mr Plumb took four years’ sick leave following an accident at work. Upon dismissal, he sought payment for […]

Does your business risk prosecution for the poor management of occupational road risk?

Businesses and individuals may be putting themselves at risk of enforcement action and prosecution by not addressing the issue of road safety. In 2008, the Health and Safety Executive changed its enforcement policy of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974. As a result, if they investigate an accident or incident they will consider […]

Level of injuries and ill-health in the food and drink sector revealed

Hundreds of workers in the UK food industry are likely to suffer an over-three-day accident during their working lifetime, according to the results of an annual survey on occupational injuries and ill health in the food and drink industry. The study reveals there were two deaths, 133 major injuries and 767 over-three-day injuries in the […]

Are you isolated at work? If yes, good

Especially if you are working in an industry which uses hazardous machinery such as engineering and manufacturing companies.  Let me explain.  In the last few weeks the global food producer Heinz has been prosecuted and hit with a £50,000 fine and ordered to pay costs of £9,661 after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 11(1) of […]

Christmas time in the world of insurance

Festive candles, fairy lights and flambéed Christmas puds are essential parts of the Christmas tradition, but they all contribute to what is the worst day of the year for fire claims, according to statistics from Aviva this month. 10 years worth (2003-12) of Aviva claims data shows that Christmas Day sees an increase in fire […]

Travel Insurance: You Get What You Pay For!

As we gradually claw our way out of this most recent ice age one’s mind naturally drifts towards the idea of a well earned holiday. When doing this travel insurance often remains on the periphery of the mind as we lose ourselves in the where’s, who’s and what-to-do’s of planning a break. Travel insurance isn’t […]