Work Accidents When Working From Home

Posted: 01/12/2020

One of the many and widespread impacts of this year’s Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has been the huge rise in employees being allowed - and in many cases forced - to work from home. Whilst clearly not all occupations and activities can be carried out remotely, the UK’s services-based economy has seen large swathes of the workforce replace their Monday morning office meetings with a Zoom or WebEx video call from their kitchen table, spare room or for the lucky few, their home office. So whilst there are long established and clearly defined procedures and laws in place to safeguard employees overall, how do these protections work for home-based working and are employees entitled to make a claim for compensation should they get injured?

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