We support businesses and individuals facing investigation by the HSE, local authorities and police following health and safety incidents, including representation at coroner’s inquests and defence of proceedings in the criminal courts.
Health and safety law in general covers the health, safety and welfare of employees in the workplace. It is governed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and aims to ensure workers operate in a safe environment at all times.
While this can cover every aspect of the workplace, it is largely concentrated on assessing the level of risk employees are under during work hours, including preventative measures in place to stop employees being hurt or taken ill.
Health and safety issues operate alongside civil law, allowing individuals to take a lawsuit against a person, company or organisation.
Where an individual has been injured as a direct result of an accident at work (this must be proven), HSE may also start criminal proceedings and it is imperative that you contact a health and safety solicitor.
Every case is determined on its individual contributing factors. Enforcement options can include anything from simply providing information or advice to full prosecution.
Need a Health & Safety Solicitor?
With companies finding their work practices under increasing scrutiny, it is vital to stay proactive and abreast of latest issues and regulations when it comes to health and safety.
If you do find yourself under investigation or facing court proceedings, you need to seek specialist advice with a lawyer who has commercial sense and expert knowledge in the field of health and safety, to ensure the right decisions are taken at every stage of the investigation. Specialist advice can be given from health and safety solicitors.
GQS Solicitors Health & Safety department is part of its specialist regulatory team, offering a dedicated service that is available to advise you and work with you to ensure you are seen to cooperate fully with any investigations and achieve a favourable outcome for you and your business.
For more information or to seek advice on any issues relating to health and safety, please call 0203 865 5717 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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