A serious injury or death at the workplace can be devastating to all concerned. Then months after the fact just when the workplace seems to be returning to normal Ministry of Labour investigators return and the employer, either in his or her personal capacity or corporately or in both capacities is charged with offences under The Occupational Health and Safety Act. In these circumstances few employers fully understand their options to protect themselves and their business. As an employer your moral and legal responsibilities can at times feel overwhelming. If you as an employer did not consult experienced counsel at the time of the tragic workplace accident it is even more important that you do so now.
The Ottawa law firm of Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter provides thorough criminal defence representation for clients throughout eastern Ontario charged with offences contrary to The Occupational Health and Safety Act. The firm's lawyers are dedicated to achieving outcomes that protect you and your business.
Health and Safety Offences Can Affect Your Business in Multitude of Ways
Aside from the possibility of substantial fines employment safety offences can have other consequences you may not expect. For example, the business may be required to undergo ongoing remedial steps. The vitality of the business itself may be put in jeopardy.
When you engage Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter Ertel Cater, the firm's Ottawa health and safety offence lawyers will take the appropriate measures to defend you against such consequences and provide advice to reduce the likelihood of future charges and preserve the life of your business. The firm has defended many employers facing all types of charges related to the safe operation of their business including charges related to the safety of the workplace itself, the requisite equipment, training and or supervision.
If you or someone you know has been charged with Health and Safety Offences, contact Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter at 613-604-2188 locally or 1-877-786-4479 toll free for a consultation. The firm accepts calls 24/7.
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