Accidents at work – Is it the employee’s fault?

Employers owe their staff a reasonable duty of care to ensure that they do not suffer a personal injury while at work. However, employees must also exercise reasonable care to minimise the risk of injury, writes, writes solicitor Martin Kerrigan.

Contributory Negligence happens when an injured person is considered to be partly at fault for their injury. The level of fault attributed to the injured employee for their actions, depends on the circumstances of the case. Examples include an employee’s age, the position he or she holds and his or her level of experience….

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