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SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


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An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

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  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Negligence in the Workplace


Negligence in the workplace is a crucial aspect of employment law in South Africa, primarily aimed at ensuring a safe and fair working environment. If you're wondering how this works, let's break it down simply and clearly.

Negligence occurs when an employee or employer fails to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm or damage to people or property. In South Africa, several laws govern workplace negligence, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA).

OHSA sets out the responsibilities of employers to maintain a safe working environment. This includes providing proper training, maintaining equipment, and ensuring that safety protocols are followed. Employers are required to take every reasonable step to prevent workplace injuries and accidents. If an employee is hurt because the employer neglected these duties, the employer could be held liable for negligence.

COIDA, on the other hand, provides compensation to employees who are injured or become ill due to workplace conditions. This act ensures that employees are financially protected if they suffer an injury or illness because of their work, and it generally covers medical expenses and lost wages. Importantly, employees cannot sue their employer for negligence in these circumstances; instead, they receive compensation through a fund managed by COIDA.

For employees to establish a claim of negligence, they must prove that the employer had a duty of care, breached that duty, and that the breach caused their injury or loss. For example, if an employer failed to provide safety gear and an employee got hurt because of it, that could be considered negligence.

It is also important for employees to be aware that they, too, have a duty of care. They must follow safety procedures and report hazards. Neglecting these responsibilities can also lead to disciplinary actions against the employee.

In summary, workplace negligence laws in South Africa are designed to protect both employers and employees. They aim to create a safe working environment, ensure fair compensation in case of injuries, and establish clear responsibilities for both parties. By understanding and adhering to these laws, everyone can contribute to a safer and more productive workplace.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Negligence in the Workplace