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Health & Safety

At Wilford Smith Solicitors, we understand the health, safety, and wellbeing of your valued workforce is paramount. Businesses have a legal obligation to adhere to strict health and safety regulations in the UK, such as the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This includes carrying out risk assessments, risk management and mitigation, and reporting. Putting in place industry-specific best practice health and safety policies, procedures, and systems are key to ensuring that your staff are kept safe. This will also avoid the potential for lengthy and costly claims and legal cases resulting from an accident or injury in the workplace.

Our health and safety law Solicitors offer more than just one-off legal advice; we are your trusted advisor on all legal matters relating to regulatory compliance and the wellbeing of your workforce. We will work as an extension of your in-house teams, offering support, guidance and providing all of the health and safety law expertise you will ever need.

Why Use Our Health and Safety Managed Service? 

We offer a specialist outsourced health and safety managed service. Unlike a traditional law firm that provides individual services on a one-off basis, for a fixed monthly fee, we will handle your health and safety law matters. We will build relationships and integrate with your existing team to provide a seamless service.

By retaining our health and safety law services on a monthly rolling basis, your business will benefit from:

  • Protection from potential legal claims for breaches of health and safety regulations.
  • The knowledge that your business meets all of the latest health and safety compliance requirements on an ongoing basis.
  • Direct access to all of the health and safety law expertise you will ever need, whenever you need it. We will answer any health and safety question whether you’re facing a crisis or just need a second opinion.
  • Access to a dedicated corporate relationship manager.
  • 20 years of experience in the area of health and safety law.
  • Insurance against employee claims – our clients have the confidence that we use specialist insurers for this purpose and do not ‘self-insure.’
  • The best possible representation if a matter is referred to the court as part of enforcement action by a regulatory body in the UK.
  • The confidence of knowing you have the backup of an SRA regulated law firm with qualified employment lawyers and an experienced support team.
  • Much lower overall health and safety management costs compared to full-time health and safety staff or consultants.

Our fixed monthly fee for this service starts from just £115 per month. You can also be assured that our health and safety managed service contracts offer a high degree of flexibility and will not automatically roll over, meaning that you are always in control.

What Can Our Health And Safety Solicitors Do For You?

By using our fixed price monthly service, our team will handle all of your health and safety law needs, including:

Health and safety compliance

  • Drafting, reviewing, and updating your health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Internal training for key staff on health and safety legislation, risk assessment, and legal compliance.
  • Guiding you through your reporting compliance requirements such as RIDDOR.
  • Regular health and safety compliance audits to check if your organisation is compliant with the relevant rules and regulations.
  • Recommending changes to ensure compliance where necessary.
  • Advising on workplace mental health.

Handling workplace accidents, complaints, claims, and prosecutions

  • Advising and handling claims for health and safety compensation.
  • Onsite guidance and support throughout any health and safety investigations, including by regulatory enforcement bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  • Advising on whistleblowing relating to health and safety.
  • Carrying out privileged early case assessment to determine the extent of any liabilities.
  • Guiding you through the investigative process.
  • Providing representation relating to long-term workplace diseases.
  • Providing representation relating to falls from height.
  • Providing representation relating to serious workplace injuries.
  • Provide representation if you are interviewed under caution.
  • Acting on your behalf in the event of a coroner’s inquest.
  • Reputational management following a serious workplace accident.
  • Claims relating to HSE Fee For Intervention.

Why Wilford Smith Solicitors?

Wilford Smith was founded over 40 years ago and is now considered one of the UK’s most prestigious law firms, having developed a richly deserved reputation for excellence in our core areas of law, including health and safety. We are more than just a law firm; we are your trusted legal advisor and will be there at every step of your commercial journey. You are never alone. The advice, support, and representation we provide to your business will be tailored to your needs and specific to your industry sector. You can be assured that with our team handling your health and safety matters, exceptional outcomes are the norm.

Our health and safety teams are based in Sheffield and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 0808 168 5813 to find out how we can help.

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2022 Wilford Smith is the trading name of WS Strategic Ltd. a limited company registered in England and Wales, registration number 07777022. Registered office – Meadowhall Business Park, Sheffield S9 2EQ. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA Registration Number 640898.