Heath and Safety

George Green’s health and safety solicitors can help you or your business if you have to deal with an investigation or prosecution.

Health and safety law is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive and in some circumstances by local authorities.

If a regulator believes that there is a breach of the law it can commence a criminal investigation. Such an investigation could result in a prosecution against you or your business.

There are a large number of prosecutions against companies, directors and employees every year. Since the introduction of new sentencing guidelines, this area has seen an ever increasing number of very high fines and custodial sentences being imposed by courts following conviction.

If you or your business has to deal with a health and safety investigation or prosecution, you should seek urgent advice from a health and safety solicitor. You should not try to deal with it alone.

We have considerable experience of defending businesses, directors and employees in health and safety investigations, prosecutions, coroner’s inquests, and appeals against improvement and prohibition notices.

Why is it important to use a specialist health and safety lawyer?

Regulators like the Health and Safety Executive have specialist knowledge across a broad range of health and safety areas and have extremely wide investigative powers at their disposal. 

It is vitally important that the firm you choose to instruct has considerable experience of dealing with these types of cases. 

These investigations/prosecutions are often complex, lengthy and time consuming and it is important to use a specialist health and safety lawyer.

What health and safety cases do you deal with?

We have vast experience of dealing with a broad range of health and safety cases including, but not limited to:

  • Fatal accident investigations
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Gross Negligence manslaughter
  • Coroner’s Inquests
  • General health and safety duties
  • Control of asbestos
  • Fire safety
  • Gas safety
  • Work at height
  • COSHH
  • CDM
  • RIDDOR
  • Appeals against Improvement Notices
  • Appeals against Prohibition Notices
  • Investigations/ Interviews under caution/ PACE interviews/ Voluntary statements under caution
  • Prosecutions in Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts

If you have legal expenses cover under your insurance policy we can liaise with your insurer to ensure that you are able to instruct your chosen solicitor.