Heath & Safety
At Chiltern Law we take instructions in relation to investigations under the Health and Safety Act 1974 or the more recent Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
Health and Safety, Accidents at Work and Employers’ Liability
No matter how hard you try, accidents in the workplace are still a common occurrence. Our health and safety solicitors can be instructed to evaluate working conditions and prepare an advice on possible breaches and liability issues – it’s important to be proactive as well as reactive.
If an incident occurs at work call us to seek preliminary advice and a consultation. It’s important to discuss potential defences and assess overall liability so you can plan for potential litigation.
Directors or officers of a company owe a duty to act in the best interests of the company. By instructing Chiltern Law you will be doing exactly that and we can guide you through the criminal law which provides the foundation of health & safety prosecutions.
The liability of organisations and individuals cannot be underestimated, imprisonment is the ultimate sanction and heavy fines are often imposed to reflect the seriousness of the breaches. Our health and safety lawyers can advise on the procedure and evidence collated by the prosecuting authority, whether that be the Health & Safety Executive or the Police.
As with most criminal prosecutions you will rely on us to deal with the authorities and challenge the evidence as and when appropriate, this might include obtaining our own expert evidence. It might include obtaining other witness or documentary evidence to rebut the evidence presented on behalf of the authority.
We are happy to take instructions on all aspects of health and safety so call us today to see how we can assist.