Health and safety
Our lawyers have unrivalled expertise advising insurers on construction related Health & Safety matters under various insurance policies.
We advise insurers, insureds both the entity and/or its directors/employees on all aspects of an investigation by the Police, HSE or other enforcing authority and represent clients throughout all stages of an investigation and / or prosecution and on civil claims that may arise from the incident.
With our years of experience advising insurers and their insureds in the construction industry, the technical construction issues that surround an incident are well understood beyond the pure regulatory aspects of Health and Safety.
Our services offer advice on coverage issues relating to H&S claims, on Health & Safety legislation and regulations, what to do after an adverse site inspection, an incident on site, attendance and representation at Coroner’s Inquests, regulatory offences, interviews both voluntary and under caution, hearings, sentencing and plea bargaining and extends to advising and handling the civil claims that may arise.
We also advise on the ongoing commercial position of clients and advise on contractual commitments to a project and involvement in any remedial issues following an incident on site to try to prevent or minimise any civil claims that may arise out of a health and safety issue.
We have expertise, representing all the different stakeholders, in the most serious of offences, including corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter as well as a variety of matters involving health and safety and fire safety breaches.
We are particularly well known for our awareness of the emotional impact these incidents can have on individuals and are often instructed for the necessary care that we give to these matters.