Health & Safety | Legal Advice For SMEs

The nightmare scenario for SMEs is an accident that seriously injures or kills one of your valued employees. As well as the human cost and impact it has on your business, you may also find yourself and your company under investigation by the police or The Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Our experienced Health and Safety team has an excellent track in advising SMEs in relation to a variety of health and safety matters. Our lawyers provide practical commercial advice. If you need help and advice relating an accident in the workplace, please contact us as soon as possible.

How We Can Help With Health And Safety Investigations

It’s crucial that you get expert advice if an investigation has been commenced by a regulator. In addition to potential company liability, individuals may be investigated in relation to health and safety offences.

Legislation was passed in 2008 meaning that health and safety offences can now lead to imprisonment for individuals. We can help to establish robust health and safety risk assessment and management systems to minimise the risks of prosecution.

We have a large team of experts with years of experience in helping SMEs and individual directors and employees to robustly defend criminal and regulatory prosecutions.

We also have extensive experience in project managing fatal accident investigations. There have been three successful corporate manslaughter prosecutions so far under the Corporate Manslaughter Act – all of which have been against SMEs.

Health And Safety Advisory Service

Prevention is better than the cure. We can provide a legal audit of your health and safety policies and procedures, as well as assist with any request for specialist advice on key discrete issues.

Our advice does not have to be disclosed to regulators. Only qualified lawyers can provide advice which is subject to this legal privilege, so it’s important that you work with a suitably qualified legal team.

Contact Us For Expert Advice

If you’d like to know more about how our specialist Health and Safety experts can help you and your business, contact us on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.

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