Health and Safety Solicitors

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Health & Safety

There is a duty on companies or organisations to protect the health and safety of its employees or customers. Allegations that such a duty has not been properly discharged can have a devastating effect for the company, its directors or other employees. It can mean investigations and prosecutions for corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter or breaches of Health and Safety regulations. Hodge Jones Allen’s Health and Safety lawyers use their expertise and knowledge of this intricate and specialist area of law to fight for their clients.

Why Hodge Jones & Allen?

  • Experience of all the different investigators

Breaches of Health and Safety can be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Local Authority or the police. Hodge Jones Allen Health and Safety Lawyers are experienced in dealing with the different investigators, their tactics and techniques.

  • Acting early and proactively

If there is an accident at work, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or officers from the Local Authority can attend to see if they can find out what happened. At some point, that initial fact finding can turn into a criminal investigation. Our Health and Safety Lawyers are available from the earliest sign of an investigation and can get up to speed on the accident, your business and how best to protect your interests as a matter of urgency.

  • Team expertise

Our Health and Safety lawyers can call the expertise of criminal defence lawyers, regulatory lawyers and employment lawyers to offer a complete service, which covers all angles of the issues that may occur after an accident. This allows you to benefit from our expertise in an efficient and cost effective way.

Featured Client Cases

Featured Case

Acted for a construction developer during an HSE Prosecution under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Alleged that welfare of workers not properly catered for. Negotiated settlement that allowed for prompt finishing of project.

Featured Case

Acted for Restaurant into Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Regulations.

Featured Case

Acted for individual who is accused of not having correct registration for gas fitting work.

How to get in touch?

  • Top Ranked Solicitors

Our top ranking team have years of experience representing the innocent. We stand up to the prosecution who will always be represented by an experienced solicitor or barrister. We know how to fight and win cases.

  • Here to help

Representing you at the Police Station or in Court If you need urgent representation call us today. Share a few details with us and we’ll let you know how we can help you.

  • Call FREE 24 hours a day

If you are calling outside our offices hours (9:30am to 5:30pm) call our free phone 24 telephone 0844 8480 222. There will always be someone at the other end of the telephone to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is corporate manslaughter?

Under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care. Penalties can include unlimited fines.

  • Who can be prosecuted for breaches of Health and Safety Regulations?

The company, organisation or business owner, manager or employees can be prosecuted for breaches of Health and Safety Regulations. Other individuals who have specific responsibilities under Health and Safety or related legislation can also be prosecuted. For example, construction developers have specific responsibilities for building work as well as the building team themselves.

  • What is the penalty for health and safety breaches?

There is no maximum fine for serious Health and Safety failures, so you or the company could face an unlimited fine. If you are found guilty in the Crown Court, you can face a maximum 2 year prison sentence.

  • Is there any guidance for Directors, Board Members, business owners or other organisations under Health and Safety Regulations?

The Health and Safety Executive has provided guidance, which is available at HSE Gov.

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