Legislation has been laid before Parliament that limits the rights of insurers to rely on having voided an insurance policy after an accident has taken place. It was laid before Parliament on 1 July 2019 and is set to come into force on 1 November 2019.
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Welcome to our weekly Dragons Den blog where a member of Harper Macleod's entrepreneurial team will share their view of the latest episode, give some hints and tips and also explain how we could have helped … and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. This week's blog is by Paula Skinner who is head of our entrepreneurial team and has vast experience of equity investments looks at why the devil is always in the detail of a deal.
Our specialist Personal Injury Accident at Work team has recovered a substantial six-figure sum for a client who suffered permanent injuries as a result of an injury at work. This case highlights the need for employers to provide suitable work equipment and to ensure that all relevant training is provided to employees to allow them to safely carry out their responsibilities.
Despite rates of employment steadily increasing, there remains a gap between the employment rate of disabled people compared with those who are non-disabled. Disabled people are twice as likely to fall out of work, with around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition falling out of work every year. The Government is now consulting on a number of proposals which aim to reduce ill health-related job loss.