Construction & Engineering
Greenwoods acts for insurers and insureds across the whole spectrum of the construction and engineering industries. Clients include contractors, surveyors, architects and a host of other businesses related to these sectors. As well as providing a core service of property, insurance and construction based services, we also offer specialist teams in personal injury, health and safety and counter fraud.
Construction and engineering projects are constantly pushing at the boundaries of technical possibility. When things go wrong, the lawyers involved have to be able to manage a whole array of legal, technical and expert issues – and provide leadership. Greenwoods has a proven track record and a depth of experience in every kind of instruction and engineering problem. We have a direct, problem-solving approach; we set the agenda and take firm control of the matter throughout. We pride ourselves on our ability to make the complex look simple and to cut through any legal maze to get to the commercial heart of the dispute.
Our lawyers have the experience and skill to advise on the management of large scale projects and to control the immediate aftermath of any major incident. We handle everything from responding to health and safety and other regulatory enquiries and police investigations to advising on policy coverage, contractual indemnities and press management after high profile incidents.
Personal Injury claims
Our Personal Injury Group handles the full range, from employer liability claims arising from site accidents, to public liability claims involving commercial vehicles and occupational disease claims arising from, for example, asbestos related disease and hand-arm vibration syndrome. As well as handling lower value claims, we have one of the strongest defendant catastrophic personal injury teams in the country.
Health & Safety
Any business can find itself in a health & safety, environmental or other regulatory crisis. Greenwoods’ Health & Safety team is an acknowledged leader in the defence of manslaughter, health and safety and other regulatory prosecutions. We handle a wide range of work, from major incidents such as factory fires to the defence of companies and other organisations facing prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive in respect of injuries and fatalities arising in these demanding industrial environments.
Greenwoods’ Counter Fraud Group helps clients identify, investigate and pursue fraudulent claims, from large scale commercial scams to cases of suspected arson, staged theft and exaggerated material damage and personal injury claims.