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Joseph Hage Aaronson Solicitors

Joseph Hage Aaronson Solicitors

Peter Stewart highlights the important distinction between statutory negligence and strict liability following section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

Under s69(3) Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, employees injured at work can no longer simply rely on breach of statutory duty to found a civil action. An action will only succeed if the employer has been negligent. The question that emerges from this change is to what extent does an employer’s breach of statutory duty have an impact on a negligence claim?