Health and safety at work and industrial injuries
We have extensive experience in advising on all aspects of the working environment legislation and industrial injury cases
Public and private employers have an increasing focus on the physical and mental working environment.
We advise on employers’ health and safety obligations and assist with the establishment of as well as the planning and organisation of the efforts in the health and safety organisation in both private companies and public organisations, including drafting of policies and handling of specific health and safety issues in the workplace.
Also, we assist clients in preparations for inspections by the Working Environment Agency (WEA), review draft decisions from the Working Environment Authority in connection with consultation processes to ensure that responses are prepared to adequately address any factual and legal deficiencies in the basis of decisions. Further, we assist clients in preparing appeals (i.e., complaints) to the Council of Appeal on Health and Safety at Work against decisions from the Working Environment Authority and in the further complaint process before the Council of Appeal on Health and Safety at Work.
We provide assistance in cases where fine notices have been issued for breach of the working environment legislation and in connection with claims for damages brought by employees in situations where it is alleged that employers have failed to comply with their obligations under the working environment legislation. Litigation concerning employers’ liability for industrial injuries is an area of tort law where Norrbom Vinding’s specialist knowledge and in-depth understanding of the complex interplay between the regimes of workers’ compensation law, tort law and working environment law is key.
- Assisted employers in several cases in the Council of Appeal on Health and Safety at Work in relation to notices issued by the Working Environment Authority
- Represented employers in numerous actions for damages in connection with physical as well as psychological industrial injuries
- Represented employers in criminal cases where charges were brought for violation of the Working Environment Act
- Advised on employers’ health and safety obligations when establishing flexible home working arrangements
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Regeringen har fremsat et lovforslag om ændring af arbejdsmiljøloven, som implementerer dele af en politisk aftale om en fremtidssikret arbejdsmiljøindsats.
Det længe ventede lovforslag, som stiller krav om registrering af arbejdstid for den enkelte medarbejder og giver mulighed for at fravige 48-timers reglen for visse medarbejdergrupper, er nu fremsat for Folketinget. Den planlagte ikrafttrædelsesdato er udskudt til den 1. juli 2024.
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