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APIL Guide to Accidents at Work Second edition

Designed specifically to meet the needs of claimant personal injury lawyers.
Published: October 19, 2022
ISBN/ISSN: 9781846613227

Product description

Why you should buy APIL Guide to Accidents at Work

The work covers three distinction areas. Part A concerns the general principles applicable to all cases focusing on negligence, statutory duties, causation and remoteness, with an emphasis on what these principles mean in practice. Part B looks in detail at the statutory framework with special attention given to workplaces, work equipment, manual handling, working at height and construction. Part C offers practical guidance on effective case preparation and presentation, providing invaluable know-how on investigation guidelines, evidence, and practice and procedure.

This new edition has been extensively revised and rewritten to include:

  • Liability for workplace accidents post Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
  • Understanding how risk assessment works and can help you win your cases
  • The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and the updated HSE guidance on construction site accidents
  • The continuing importance of health and safety regulations
  • Understanding the concept of workers, the gig economy and the self-employed
  • What now for health and safety in a post Brexit world

The APIL Guide to Accidents at Work is essential reading for all personal injury practitioners whose practice encompasses work-based injuries.


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Table of contents

General Principles of Negligence
Vicarious Liability
Risk Assessment
Statutory Duty
Contributory Negligence
Accidents in the Workplace
Working at Height
Work Equipment
Work Equipment – Specific Areas
Manual Handling
Accidents on Construction
Practice and Procedure
Appendix (incorporating advice on drafting, checklists and other materials)