Defending Heath & Safety Prosecutions
An HSE prosecution or investigation will have a significant impact on you or your business. This can be a stressful experience, especially as prosecution can result in substantial fines and even imprisonment due to new sentencing guidelines.
We specialise in defending HSE prosecutions and keep updated on the constant changes to health and safety laws. We have extensive experience in defending cases on behalf of businesses and individuals.
If there has been an incident or injury at your workplace, the HSE may investigate. You can be prosecuted if the injury was caused by breach of health and safety law, poor health and safety standards and risk management, failing to respond to HSE warnings or an Improvement or Prohibition notice, failing to provide employees with the appropriate clothing or equipment.
The HSE must prove your guilt beyond reasonable doubt. We have an expert criminal team who can advise you how best to defend yourself and have links with specialist barristers who will defend you during the criminal process.
It is vital that you seek immediate legal advice if you are facing an HSE prosecution or are to be interviewed by the HSE under caution. Please let us know as soon as you are aware you are to be investigated by the HSE.
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Personal Injury Claims arising out of HSE prosecutions
We can also assist with defending personal injury claims arising out of an HSE prosecution or investigation. Even where prosecution results in a conviction or fine, it is still possible to limit any such claim. See our Defending Personal Injury Claims page.
For practical advice call us today on 0800 1 444 111 or use the contact form on this page