Firstly due to the vast contrast in legislation throughout Australia, we have created separate pages containing tailored legal information for each jurisdiction.
If you suffered an injury due to being provided with the wrong PPE in any of the states below, please follow the appropriate link so we can show you the most relevant content.
- View New South Wales information or claim online here,
- visit our dedicated Victoria page or start online,
- click here for Queensland specific info or lodge online now,
- select Western Australia or make a claim here.
Alternatively, call our experts for free impartial advice on 1800 106 107. All calls are strictly advisory in nature and you will not be pressured into taking matters 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
- loss of hearing
- Respiratory problems
- Chemical burns
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 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.
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.