Accidents or a breach of health and safety can occur unexpectedly in a workplace, leading to prosecution and serious consequences for a business. Due to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, as amended, those found guilty can face fines and imprisonment. In more serious cases which have resulted in death, companies and partnerships can be prosecuted under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, and the business can then face unlimited fines and other penalties. It is worth noting that individual directors can face prosecution for manslaughter or Health and Safety offences.
Expert advice is required at the earliest stage and our team are available to advise. Our solicitors have experience in dealing with the Police, the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities. You will be represented by a fully qualified solicitor from our criminal law team.
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