An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) into workplace accidents can be intrusive and disruptive to your business. Our Health & Safety Lawyers have commercial sense and specialist knowledge which will ensure that the right decisions are taken by you at each stage of an investigation.
At the conclusion of an investigation, the HSE will determine whether enforcement action should be brought. The range of enforcement actions open to the HSE includes:
• Serving prohibition / enforcement notices on duty holders
• Withdrawing approvals
• Varying licences, conditions or exemptions
• Issuing cautions
• Providing information or advice.
Even if no enforcement action is brought the HSE may have found a material breach for which they can send you an invoice for the cost of investigating. Our Health & Safety Lawyers can advise you and, if appropriate, appeal those costs for you.
A proactive approach form the start of an investigation can reduce the risk of enforcement being taken. In the event of an investigation we are experienced in representing clients through negotiations with the HSE, interviews, disclosure and at Court.
With nationwide 24 hour coverage we are available at short notice to advise when an incident occurs. Slater and Gordon are not an insurance panel firm so only have our client’s best interests in mind. We can action costs from your insurers and work with them, or agree an affordable fixed fee staged payment plan.
Also see Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 or call us for a free initial consultation and we'll be happy to help.
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The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016/17 edition stated that "Slater and Gordon ‘maintains a personal approach to cases while being extremely professional’. The team enjoys a steady flow of instructions in both advisory and in defending against prosecution. The ‘hardworking’ Helen Simm exercises ‘sound judgement’."