Corporate manslaughter representation
In the event of an accident, businesses may find themselves caught up in a frightening situation. Those involved in the investigation of a corporate manslaughter charge can find the whole process extremely bewildering and distressing, especially as the HSE and police investigators seek to establish who is to blame and how the fatality was caused.
If someone has suffered a fatal injury within your workplace or whilst working for you, you may be facing an investigation or criminal prosecution for Health & Safety offences and a corporate manslaughter charge. These charges are extremely serious and can result in unlimited fines and even imprisonment. These charges can also seriously damage your business if not dealt with correctly.
Our experienced solicitors can help you in the event you are facing a corporate manslaughter charge, outlining every detail to ensure that you are fully aware of the charges and offering clear advice in plain English throughout every aspect. For free initial advice call Moore Blatch on 023 8071 8037.
Corporate manslaughter solicitors
Our expert team of solicitors can offer advice and representation should you or your business come under investigation.
In the event of a fatality in the workplace, the police will start an investigation in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to determine whether the death falls under corporate manslaughter. Any investigation will focus on senior managers and will seek to determine whether the company has failed to ensure that safety policies were implemented correctly, and whether or not the company has taken its health and safety obligations seriously. In many instances the aim will be to establish whether or not the company has a history of health and safety failures and if those failures have led to a fatality.
In the event of a fatality, the Corporate Manslaughter Act states that courts may have to impose publicity orders which will require the organisation in question to publicly release any details of convictions and fines. In addition the court may impose a remedial act which forces the organisation to take steps to address any issues which have caused the death.
This process can be extremely distressing and as such needs the attention of an experienced legal team to ensure the process runs smoothly and that your best interests and that of your employers are upheld.
We have many years of experience in helping clients regarding the following issues:
- Interviews with police or HSE investigators
- Enforcement notices
- Disclosure requests
- On site investigations
- Representation and advice regarding inquests
- Representation at court
- Remedial orders
- Publicity orders
Any organisation found in breach of health and safety laws may face unlimited fines and individuals may find themselves facing prosecution. By instructing the experienced team of health and safety solicitors at Moore Blatch, you ensure you are getting the very best advice at the right time. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and are ready to help you.
Call us today on 023 8071 8037 to arrange a free, no obligation meeting. We have offices in Central London and Southampton and can meet at a location which is best for you.