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Companies Urged By Lawyer To Have Right Insurance

Landscaping Firm Fined After Investigation


Reports that a gardening firm has been fined for failing to buy compulsory insurance should serve as a reminder to many more companies about the importance of the issue, a lawyer has warned.

The Health and Safety Executive has revealed that landscaping business Norfolk Ranger has been fined £700 and order to pay costs of £300 after the firm failed to produce a current Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance certificate.

An investigation found that the company did not have the insurance in place, which means that the welfare of employees injured at work could have been seriously impacted.

David Urpeth, a partner who specialises in accident at work claims for Irwin Mitchell, said: “Employers have a duty to protect their staff in all manners and this includes taking out compulsory employers’ liability insurance, designed.

“Compulsory insurance plays a vital role in ensuring workers are supported should they be hurt in a workplace incident.

“The fine for Norfolk Ranger must serve as an example to other firms that this issue must be taken seriously.”