Tags: protection

More protection for whistleblowers announced

The Government has announced that the protections available to whistleblowers are to be strengthened further. Its proposed amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will mean that individuals who choose to blow the whistle against their employer will have protection from instances of bullying or harassment that may occur from their colleagues. Currently, the…

Flawed protective measures led to workers’ crush injuries

A Romsey brick-making firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees suffered crush injuries to his leg in a poorly-guarded machine. Mr Nikoloz Demetrashvili was in hospital for three weeks with a multiple fracture of his right leg after the incident at Michelmersh Brick and Tile Company Ltd on 12 October last year. The…

Last year Aviva income protection payouts hit £29.5m

Aviva’s income protection cover provided payments totalling more than £29.5m in 2011. Aviva’s claims data shows the range of conditions that prevented or restricted customers from working last year, and the length of time some Aviva customers have to wait for their claim to be processed. Psychiatric conditions were the most common reason for claim…

Aviva customers received over £29.5M in income protection last year

  The average length of time that customers claim for is 9 years Psychiatric conditions are the most common reason for claims (28%) The average age for starting a claim through disability is 44 years The longest time in claim is (currently) 36 years   Aviva’s income protection cover provided payments totalling more than £29.5m…

Employers fail to provide Income Protection

Employers are failing to protect their staff with one of the most valuable benefits, according to research from Jelf Employee Benefits. Income Protection was cited as more important than Life Assurance cover by 74 per cent of respondents. However, fewer than half of organisations offer this benefit. The provision offers a continuation of income should…