Health and Safety laws affect all businesses from sole traders to big companies. In recent years more and more prosecutions are being brought for breaches of health and safety which often result in large financial fines, damaging publicity and even prison sentences for company directors.
If you or your company faces an investigation by the police, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or local authority, it is vital to obtain specialist legal advice from the outset to protect your position.
At Deo Volente Solicitors we have specialist lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of health and safety cases, including sensitive issues like damage limitation and reputation management.
We will provide you with a comprehensive service including:
- thorough and comprehensive advice as to all your options;
- guiding you through the investigation process, including
representation of directors at interviews under caution;
- taking proactive action to prevent enforcement action
by negotiating with the regulator;
- helping you to prepare a compelling defence, if required,
or present the most effective mitigation to reduce penalties;
- advising you how to minimise adverse publicity and re-draft
your documentation to ensure compliance going forward.
If you are facing a health and safety investigation or prosecution or you are worried that an incident at work may result in such, contact our health and safety solicitors on 01234 350 244 for a free, confidential consultation or email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you review health & safety laws?
We do offer preventative compliance advice such as critically assessing your existing health and safety policy and systems and explaining how health and safety legislation applies specifically to your business.