In the tragic event that a fatality occurs in a workplace, the police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will carry out an investigation to establish whether there are grounds to bring charges of corporate manslaughter. If it is found that individuals or policies have contributed in any way to the death, the consequences will be serious.
With the statutory offence of corporate manslaughter now firmly established, organisations and companies can face unlimited fines, with custodial sentences available for individuals convicted of breaching health and safety regulations. Instructing a solicitor experienced in handling cases involving health and safety at work can prove vital in ensuring that you get the right advice throughout any investigation.
Since the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force, the Criminal Defence solicitors at Wilford Smith have gained an enviable reputation for providing an exceptionally strategic service for our clients in corporate manslaughter investigations. The police can carry out arrests in order to further their investigation, while the HSE has the power of entry and investigators equipped with specialist industry knowledge. With both of these agencies working together in pursuit of corporate manslaughter convictions, you need to be fully informed regarding your rights, and to make sure investigations are carried out in a fair and appropriate manner.
Contact our Corporate Manslaughter Defence Solicitors, Sheffield and London
Our Criminal Defence Teams are based in Sheffield and London, and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.