Employees who hurt themselves by "doing something dumb" at work could lose the right to claim damages if their bosses have taken sensible precautions.
The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, says employers who "do the right thing" should not have to face being sued because their employees have had an accident that is "entirely their own fault".
He is bringing through legislation in Parliament that he says is "out to try and slay the health and safety culture".
Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Grayling says employees claiming compensation for workplace injuries has become "a real headache" for small businesses and can put them off taking on more staff.
"If we overdo the regulation and make people liable for things where common sense says they have got no responsibility then you just have fewer people in jobs and that can’t be right,” Mr Grayling argues.
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