International Lawyers Back Calls For Improved Safety Regulations At Work

Experts Represent Families Who Lost Loved Ones Working Abroad


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Specialist international personal injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell, who have vast experience representing families who have lost loved ones who worked abroad, have backed calls for improved safety regulations in the workplace on International Workers Memorial Day (28 April).


The event is a time to remember those who have died as a result of incidents in the workplace both at home and abroad, as well as ensuring the fight continues to protect the living.


Expert international personal injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have many years’ experience representing workers who have been seriously injured or the families of those killed whilst working abroad. Their experience includes claims for workers and their families arising from car crashes, coach crashes, aviation and marine accidents, accidents in factories, dockyards, shops, on field visits and in mines and other workplaces.


The team currently represent the families of BP employees Carlos Estrada Valencia and Sebastian John who were killed when an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group attacked the In Amenas gas facility in Algeria in January 2013.


High Court proceedings are on-going against BP, which continues to deny liability for the incident despite criticism of security measures at the site by the Coroner who investigated the deaths of seven British residents killed during the attack.


Clive Garner, a Partner and head of the international personal injury team at national law firm Irwin Mitchell, who represent the families of the two men killed in the attack, as well as other families who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents abroad, said:


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“We welcome the calls for improved workplace safety regulations on this day, as we also remember those who have sadly lost their lives while at work.

“Tragically, we often see first-hand the devastating impact that sudden death can have on the families, friends and colleagues of those who have lost their life at work. Such deaths are often caused by poor safety standards in the workplace. We hope by supporting International Workers’ Memorial Day that employers all over the world will take the necessary steps to ensure workers safety is their paramount consideration.”
Clive Garner, Partner