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health and safety
Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), you must report all work-related deaths, certain work-related injuries, cases of disease and any near-miss incidents involving your employees, wherever they are working.
You must also report any work-related deaths, certain injuries to members of the public and self-employed people on your premises, and near miss incidents that occur on premises which you control.
If there has been an accident in your workplace, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) will investigate. As part of their investigation, they may examine any previous reports of injury or near misses, to decide where the fault lies. They may then go on to investigate your workplace. Any investigation, regardless of whether you are at fault, could potentially damage your business or lead to lost productivity if you have to stop work while the investigation takes place.
When an accident happens, you’ll need immediate legal advice to mitigate disruption as much as possible, whilst resolving the issue. This is when it’s vital to have the support of the very best solicitors, to minimise the impact of the investigation and protect your best interests.
An investigation by the HSE will be thorough, unrelenting and probably very unsettling. We understand this only too well, from our extensive experience of defending businesses and individuals who have had an accident happen in their workplace. This knowledge means we are ready to give you immediate expert advice, if there is an accident at your business.
Our specialist HSE solicitors keep up to date with the ever-changing health and safety legislation, so they can provide informed and practical reassurance and guidance, clearly explained in plain English.
If you have an accident in your workplace, call us straight away and benefit from our expert advice, right from the start.