Firstly due to the vast contrast in legislation throughout Australia, we have created separate pages containing tailored legal information for each jurisdiction.
If your work accident took place in any of the states below, please follow the appropriate link so we can show you the most relevant content.
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 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:
- Cuts or abrasions to hands
- Eye injuries
- Head injuries
- loss of hearing
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:
- 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 our phone line on 1800 106 107 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 that may be considered 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 having to speak to a lawyer using our compensation calculator.
No Win, No Risk lawyers
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 for a no win no fee claim without speaking to a lawyer.
What to do next
There are two ways in which you can get the ball rolling:
You can call us for free on 1800 106 107 or you can start your claim online.