• Insights

Employer duties in relation to work accidents

Written by
Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo, working in employment law since 1925.
A workplace accident that results in serious injury or death is an employer’s worst fear.

Every jurisdiction has different rules about what employers are required to do in the event of a serious or fatal accident, and it is critical for employers to understand those responsibilities. Insurance is often used to mitigate the risk of workplace accidents, and in some countries it is mandatory for employers to take out such insurance. There are likewise cross-country differences regarding whether accident insurance can limit the employer’s liability.

Our OHS expert group lays out below the basic duties of employers in their countries who are faced with a serious workplace accident, and whether insurance is available to cover all or part of the civil liability arising from the accident.

Serious Accident Survey

Click on the two headings below to discover the answers

For more information about health and safety

Stefano de Luca Tamajo
Partner - Italy
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo