Workplace Injuries Caused by Wrong PPE (Perth and WA)

Have you been issued with incorrect PPE that lead to an injury at work in Perth or WA? If so we can help you make a successful no win no costs compensation claim

Millner and knight have two conveniently located Perth offices within walking distance from the city bus and train stations. If you’re driving here there’s plenty of on-street parking and a number of multistorey car parks in the immediate vicinity.

12/17 Prowse St, West Perth WA 6005 – Get Directions

St Martins, Tower, Level 27/44 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 – Get Directions

To book an appointment please call 08 6206 8080.

Our work injury experts offer free impartial advice and will not pressure you into taking things further.

Making a claim

If you’ve suffered an accident or an injury as a result of wrong or faulty PPE then you could be eligible to make a claim. If you think your employer hasn’t done something right, call our WorkSafe and WorkCover specialists on 1800 106 107 for a no-obligation quote.

What is PPE?

PPE or Personal protective equipment is used to minimise the risk to a worker’s health and safety.  If PPE is legally required, this must be provided to workers by the company at no charge to the employees.

Common accidents and injuries

Some common accidents and injuries that occur as a result of wrong or faulty PPE include but are not limited to:

  • Eye injuries
  • Cuts or abrasions to hands
  • Head injuries
  • Dermatitis
  • loss of hearing
  • Respiratory problems
  • Chemical burns
  • Sunburn
  • Asbestosis

Frequently these types of injury occur on FIFO mine sites, in warehouses or factories and construction sites, however, such injuries and illnesses can be contracted in any industry.

Who is liable?

If your employer has not done their job properly in keeping you safe, then they may be liable for the pain, suffering you have incurred following your accident.

Your employer must legally provide their employees with equipment that allows them to work as safely possible.

This equipment can include:

  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Footwear
  • Hard hats

Defective or poor quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a common source of factory incidents. Your employer has an obligation to keep you reasonably safe and:

  • carry out a risk assessment to identify potential hazards in the workplace
  • eliminate any risks that can be eliminated
  • provide safety equipment where necessary
  • train staff on safe working practices.

There are a number of health and safety regulations that govern how you are protected at work. Contact us for a no-obligation quote and more information about a potential claim.

How much compensation can I get?

When it comes to calculating your compensation, there’s no one size fits all as each accident is different and many different aspects are taken into account.

Factors a lawyer may consider include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Time off or lost earnings
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Care or support
  • Travel expense

At this stage we’re unable to give you an accurate estimation of what you could receive however, you can make your own assessment online, without picking up the phone using our estimation tool.

No win, no-risk claims

When you make a claim with us, if for any reason your claim is not successful you will not be required to pay any legal costs.

If your case is successful, the legal fees that you will have already agreed upon with your lawyer will be deducted from your compensation.

It’s worth noting that the losing side will normally pay a large part of your legal costs.

You can check online if your eligible to make a claim without speaking to a lawyer.

Our work injury experts offer free impartial advice and will not pressure you into taking things further.