Health and safety is an issue which affects all businesses regardless of their size. In short, every business has a duty to protect the health and safety of its employees and members of the general public who might be affected by the operations of the business.
The steps which businesses have to take in order to discharge that duty can vary greatly depending upon the industry within which a particular business operates.
Despite best efforts to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation, accidents can, and do occur. When a serious accident occurs it lead to an investigation by the Health and Safety Inspectorate to establish whether the accident occurred due to a businesses’ failure to adhere to health and safety legislation.
Where such failings are identified, the matter may lead to criminal proceedings and/or civil claims for damages in respect any injuries that might have been sustained.
BCR Law’s multi-disciplinary team of regulatory, criminal and personal injury specialists are uniquely placed to advise on all issues arising from workplace accidents. We are, therefore, able to provide our clients with a comprehensive strategy to ensure that their interests are best protected at every stage of the process.
Our seamless approach not only ensures continuity of care but also avoids duplication of effort, and more importantly, cost.
We are frequently instructed by businesses and their insurers and examples of reported cases in which we have been involved are:
- AG v Horgan and Unit 6 Joinery Limited  JRC 040
- AG v Sonnic Limited and Mendonca  JRC 120
- AG v Petroleum Distribution (Jersey) Limited  JRC 190
- AG v The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society Limited  JRC 197