Cheshire, United Kingdom, (29th November, 2011) – Fosters Solicitors, a leading no win no fee personal injury solicitor, comment on the importance of adhering to insurance regulations in the workplace.

Pub managers Stephen and Karen Martin were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently after they employed staff at the Hinds Head pub in Charnock Richard without purchasing Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance. As the pair did not buy any insurance, they had no means of paying their employees any compensation in the event of them falling ill or having an accident at work.

The HSE commented: “Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance is a legal requirement. As the couple in question cut corners to save money, they were putting their employees in a position where they could have potentially suffered a life-changing illness or injury at work and had no access to any kind of compensation. Despite being given ample opportunity to correct this problem over a period of months, they chose to ignore the advice they were given by HSE, so we had no choice but to prosecute.”

Stephen and Karen Martin were each found guilty of three breaches of Section 1(1) of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 by not insuring their employees against injury or disease sustained at work. They were each fined £1,200 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £2,620.

Fosters Solicitors commented: “It is vital to make sure your employer is properly insured. If you have any doubts then contact the HSE who may investigate, or even prosecute. That insurance could be vital for you or one of your colleagues if someone is injured at work.”

To make a personal injury claim with Fosters Solicitors, please visit or call 0151 342 9828.

About Fosters Solicitors:

Fosters Solicitors was formed by Mark Foster in 2005 with the sole purpose of offering justice to people who have suffered injuries through an accident that was not their fault. Fosters Solicitors specialises in personal injury claims and guarantee 100% compensation, offering a ‘No Win, No Fee’ service. Their team of expert injury lawyers are paid by the insurers themselves, so clients receive every penny of the compensation awarded to them.


Julian Foster
Fosters Solicitors
Hinderton Hall

Coach House
Neston, Cheshire

Zip: CH64 7TS
Tel: 0151 342 9828