Occupational Safety∙Serious Accidents
“All of the lawyers in the team put in their best efforts to get a splendid result.”
- Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific
In 2015, BKL launched a dedicated Occupational Safety and Health Task Force Team (“OSH TFT”) to provide comprehensive services regarding the occupational safety and health issues arising in various industries. The OSH TFT consists of professionals with extensive experience from various government agencies, including the Prosecutor’s Office, police, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Employment and Labor. Through cooperation with other market leading practice groups, BKL offers customized solutions to deal with particular client’s needs.
Offering Comprehensive Legal Services Related to Occupational Safety Issues
Recognizing the ever-increasing importance of providing safe and healthy work environment for workers, businesses have sought BKL’s assistance in complying with various legal requirements. In order to assist clients’ efforts to prevent occurrence of industrial accidents, BKL conducts compliance assessment of safety and health measures at workplace, and assists with the establishment and improvement of the safety and health management system appropriate for the relevant businesses.
Based on its impressive record of handling complicated cases of industrial accidents, BKL team is widely renowned for its services related to responding to the aftermath of an industrial accident. Over the years, BKL has assisted numerous domestic and multinational clients successfully resume its business operation soon after occurrence of an industrial accident. BKL provides a one-stop shop to the clients, from dealing with various regulatory authorities including criminal investigators and labor inspectors to engaging the injured employees and their families.
Understanding of Actual Workplaces
BKL has established preeminent practice deeply focused on resolving some of the most complex issues faced by the clients based on its members’ in-depth understanding of the specific safety and health issues across a full spectrum of industries. BKL’s accumulated knowledge and understanding of various industrial workplace is unique and unmatched.
Responding to the Serious Accident Punishment Act
Korea’s 「Serious Accident Punishment Act」, imposing heavy liabilities on executives and businesses, is scheduled to go into effect in 2021. BKL organized a special task force geared to offer customized solutions to address needs of business with considerable exposures.