Health and Safety Prosecutions and Corporate Manslaughter
Health and safety law covers the safety and welfare of employees at work and is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The legislation covering this area of law applies to the whole country, including Scotland. Our health and safety lawyers will help defend your case with their years of experience. Health and safety prosecutions can have severe consequences so representation should be your first priority.
Health and Safety Prosecutions and Corporate Manslaughter FAQ
Health and safety regulations have undergone major changes recently, and tougher guidelines on health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene came into force in February 2016. If as an employer, allegations have been made against you or your business concerning health and safety issues or you find yourself under investigation or facing prosecution then it is vital that you contact our team of health and safety lawyers without delay.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities are responsible for enforcing health and safety legislation. Each has a range of tools at their disposal in seeking to secure compliance with the law and ensure a proportionate response to offences. For more serious offences, inspectors may serve improvement or prohibition notices, and they may prosecute or, in Scotland, report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) with a view to prosecution. In Scotland, HSE and local authorities investigate potential offences but cannot institute legal proceedings. HSE and local authorities send a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). COPFS makes the final decision whether to institute legal proceedings and which offences are prosecuted.
If you or your company receive correspondence from the Procurator Fiscal relating to an HSE prosecution, then you must contact our specialist team of health and safety prosecution lawyers without delay.
Health and Safety prosecutions lawyer
If you or your company are facing Health and Safety prosecutions, then you will require special assistance from our team of specialist health and safety lawyers. Health and Safety prosecutions are invariably complex and involve a large amount of evidence to be considered. Our specialist team of health and safety lawyers will leave no stone unturned in the preparation of your case. We will have access to leading experts in various fields that apply to the particular circumstances of the health and safety prosecution. Contact us today and start your defence.
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