In-depth - claims: Covid-19 and employers’ liability

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With most employees working from home or furloughed in lockdown, it’s been a quiet year for employers’ liability (EL) claims departments. But, while the slips and trips figures may be down, remote working and the pandemic could be triggers for some new trends in EL claims

Although working from home helped to keep employees safe from the coronavirus, the shift in location brought its own set of risks. Not everyone’s home is suitable for work and months hunched over a laptop at the kitchen table or perched on the edge of a bed can result in some serious musculoskeletal problems. “The responsibility for employees’ health and safety remains with the employer, whether someone is in the office or working from home,” says John Dougherty, divisional director of risk

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